3 More Rockies Agree To Contracts

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) - Infielder Clint Barmes, and right-handers Taylor Buchholz and Jason Grilli have avoided arbitration by agreeing to one-year contracts with the Colorado Rockies.

But third baseman Garrett Atkins has submitted a $7.95 million figure after failing to reach a deal. Atkins made $4.44 million last year when he hit .286 with 21 homers and 99 RBIs. His submission figure was the third-highest in Major League Baseball.

The Rockies offered Atkins $6.65 million.

Barmes will earn $1,625,000, Buchholz $1,055,000 and Grilli $800,000. Buchholz can earn an additional $50,000 in performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 40 and 50 games finished.

Buchholz was 6-6 last year with a 2.17 ERA in a career-best 63 appearances.

The Rockies also announced two other one-year deals: a $4.5 million contract with closer Huston Street and a $2 million contract with left-hander Jorge De La Rosa.

(Copyright 2009 By The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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