By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Colorado Rockies re-signed shortstop Trevor Story on Friday. He signed a two-year extension with the team.
According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, he will receive $27.5 million from this new contract with the franchise. By signing this agreement, the Rockies have avoided his final two seasons of arbitration.
Previously, Story requested that he be paid $11.5 million through arbitration. The team did not feel like he was worth the $11.5 million so instead they countered with a $10.75 million offer.
Despite signing this deal, Story will be a free agent in 2021 unless the two sides reach another agreement in the mean time.
Story was the Rockies first-round draft pick in the 2011 MLB Draft. He has spent the last four seasons with the franchise.
This past season, Story had a .294 batting average with 35 home runs and 85 RBIs in 145 games. He also had 38 doubles and five triples on 173 hits, while scoring 111 runs, in 588 at-bats.
Story made the All-Star Game for the second straight season. He has also won the Silver Slugger Award for the last two seasons, as well.
In his career, he has a career .276 batting average with 123 home runs and 347 RBIs in 544 games. He also has 133 doubles and 18 triples on 568 hits, while scoring 334 runs in 2,061 at-bats.
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