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Rockies Sign Nolan Arenado To 8 Years $260 Million

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  • Rockies Sign Nolan Arenado To 8 Years $260 Million

    Arenado agrees to 8-year contract with Rockies

    Nolan Arenado and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to an eight-year contract, the team announced Tuesday night.

    The contract is worth $260 million, locking up the star third baseman with a deal that could last through the 2026 season, league sources told ESPN.

    The deal, which replaces Arenado's previous one-year contract, includes a full no-trade clause, according to sources.

    After months of discussions, the agreement came together in recent days after the Rockies guaranteed an eighth season, according to sources. The deal, which will keep Arenado from reaching free agency after the 2019 season, will set a per-year record for position players. It also includes a player opt-out after the 2021 season.

    Arenado, 27, is a four-time All-Star who has won a Gold Glove in all six of his major league seasons. He has led the National League in home runs three times, including 2018, when he hit .297/.374/.561 with 38 home runs and 110 RBIs.

    Over his first six seasons with Colorado, Arenado has hit .291/.346/.539 with 186 home runs and 616 RBIs -- both tops among NL players. His glove is widely regarded as even better than his bat, with highlight-reel plays practically a nightly occurrence.