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Colorado Rockies agree to 1-year contact with Nolan Arenado

Posted: 5:22 PM, Jan 31, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-01 05:45:37Z
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DENVER – The Colorado Rockies have reached a one-year deal with Nolan Arenado for the 2019 season.

In a statement sent late Thursday afternoon, the Rockies said they agreed to a one-year contract with the third baseman to avoid arbitration.

The one-year deal is worth $26 million, according to Denver7 Sports Director Lionel Bienvenu. The Rockies had initially offered $24 million, but Arenado was asking for $30 million for this season.

A Rockies spokesperson said in the release the team had agreed to contracts with all eight arbitration-eligible players.

This is the largest one-year salary for an arbitration-eligible player. Arenado is eligible for free agency after the 2019 season and figures to be the top player on the market next winter.