Published: Sun, February 03, 2019
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Colorado Rockies and Nolan Arenado avoid arbitration

Colorado Rockies and Nolan Arenado avoid arbitration

The Colorado Rockies have agreed to terms on a 2019 salary with third baseman Nolan Arenado, the club announced on Thursday. Then again, with Mookie Betts crossing the $20 million line in second-to-last arbitration year, there may very well be a new record next year at this time. Rockies owner Dick Monfort and general manager Jeff Bridich flew to California to meet with Arenado, sources said, during which they negotiated the $26 million figure with agent Joel Wolfe.

On that day, Arenado requested $30 million, while the Rockies offered $24 million for his services in 2019.

The Rockies drafted the 27-year-old slugger in the second round (No. 59 overall) of the 2009 MLB Draft. He batted.297 with an NL-leading 38 homers last season, finishing third in MVP voting while making $17.85 million.

Measles - Get vaccinated now
The National Vaccine Information Center, which opposes mandatory vaccination laws, said it opposed that bill and the current one. Sheffield said that a population has to be 95 percent vaccinated before it's possible to keep people from being infected.

Per The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal, Arenado and Colorado settled at $26 million, setting a record for an arbitration-eligible player.

Arenado has made four All-Star teams while batting.291 with 186 home runs and 616 RBIs in six years with the Rockies.

The deal is a compromise between the Rockies and Arenado. They beat the Chicago Cubs in the National League Wild Card Game before being swept by the Milwaukee Brewers in the Division Series.

Like this: