All-star shortstop Trevor Story and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a two-year contract value $27.5 million US that avoids a wage arbitration listening to, in keeping with an individual aware of the deal.
The particular person spoke to The Related Press on situation of anonymity Friday night time as a result of the settlement was pending a bodily and had not been introduced.
Story can develop into a free agent following the 2021 World Collection. When gamers and groups exchanged proposed 2020 salaries in wage arbitration two weeks in the past, he requested for $11.5 million and Colorado provided him $10.75 million.
A slick fielder and energy hitter, the 27-year-old Story had 35 residence runs and 23 stolen bases final season, making him the second shortstop in main league historical past with a number of 30-20 seasons. Alex Rodriguez is the opposite.
Story additionally set profession highs in runs (111), batting common (.294) and on-base proportion (.363) in 2019.
A number of Silver Slugger Award recipient
A primary-round draft decide in 2011, Story is a profession .276 hitter since making his debut in April 2016. He’s coming off his fourth consecutive season with no less than 20 homers. He is the primary shortstop in huge league historical past to start his profession with 4 straight 20-homer seasons.
Story gained his second Silver Slugger Award final yr. He is the 10th Colorado participant to win that award a number of occasions.
The Rockies are poised to have each stars on the left aspect of their infield locked up for the subsequent two seasons, no less than it seems that manner.