Nolan Arenado agreed for eight years and 260 million dollars
AP | CARACAS.- The third base Nolan Arenado agreed to an extension of the contract with Colorado Rockies for $ 260 million and eight years, a person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press.
The person spoke to the AP on Thursday on the condition that they could not be identified because the agreement was not yet closed. The contract includes a clause that will allow Arenado to leave the contract after three and declare a free agent.
If the deal is completed, Arenado's $ 32.5 million average annual salary will be the second highest in baseball history, behind 34.42 pitcher Zack Greinke in his 206.5 million contract with Arizona that began in 2016. The Arenado agreement will replace the 26 million contract and one season it accepted on January 31.
Arenado, who turns 28 on April 16, can declare himself a free agent after this season. He won the gold glove in third base in each of his six major campaigns. He reached 297 and led the National League with his 38 home runs last season, finishing third in the Most Valuable Player poll.
Colorado, who never won the World Series, qualified for the playoffs for the second post-season, followed last year.
On Monday, the Rockies announced a three-year overtime for coach Bud Black, tying him with it until 2022.