Colorado Rockies and Nolan Arenado agree to 2-year deal

On Friday, the team and its superstar third baseman agreed to a two-year deal worth $29.5 million, according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick.

Nolan Arenado.
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Nolan Arenado. Colorado Rockies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Coors Field, June 9, 2016. (Jessica Taves/For Denverite) colorado rockies; baseball; sports; jessica taves; denver; colorado; denverite
Nolan Arenado and the Rockies agreed to a two-year deal Friday. (Jessica Taves/For Denverite)

The Colorado Rockies and Nolan Arenado will be able to avoid arbitration until at least 2019. On Friday, the team and its superstar third baseman agreed to a two-year deal worth $29.5 million, according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick.

This means Arenado will have one year of arbitration left in 2019 before he becomes a free agent in 2020.

Arenado led the National League in home runs (41) and RBI (133) in 2016, a feat he also achieved in 2015. He earned another Gold Glove — his fourth in four seasons — as well as a Silver Slugger award.

He turns 26 in April.

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