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Rockies Reunite With Catcher Chris Iannetta On Two-Year Deal

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The Colorado Rockies have reunited with catcher Chris Iannetta on a two-year, $8.5 million deal, as announced one week ago on Friday.

Iannetta, 34, started his Major League career with the Rockies from 2006-11. He then went on to play for the Los Angeles Angels from 2012-15, the Seattle Mariners in 2016, and Arizona Diamondbacks this past season.

During his six years with the Rockies, Iannetta was a .235 hitter, which is slightly better than his overall career average of .231.

Iannetta had his best overall season in 2008 over 333 at-bats, as his 18 homers, 65 RBIs, 22 doubles, 88 hits, 168 total bases, .264 batting average, and .390 on-base percentage remain career highs to this day.

This past season for the Diamondbacks in 272 at-bats, Iannetta set a career high in slugging percentage with a .511 mark which topped his previous best of .505 in 2008. His 17 homers and 43 RBIs were also the most he’s had since 2011, when he had 14 and 55 that season.

A platoon catcher, Iannetta has made over 100 appearances just four times in his eleven full seasons since 2007, and at least 79 in all but one year since 2008. Though never known for his hitting, his ability to get on base is underlooked as he’s had six seasons since 2007 with an on-base percentage of .344 or higher.

Overall in 12-year career, Iannetta’s a .231/.347/.407 hitter with 124 homers, 158 doubles, 445 RBIs, and 508 walks.

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Rockies Sign Bud Black to Contract Extension

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The Colorado Rockies have announced that they have agreed to terms with manager Bud Black on a three-year contract extension that will run through the 2022 season, according to the Denver Post’s Patrick Saunders.

Black, 61, has enjoyed success during his first two seasons at the helm in Colorado, posting a 178-147 record and leading the Rockies to a pair of postseason appearances with Wild Card berths, finishing third in National League Manager of the Year voting in each of his two seasons.

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Rockies Sign Mark Reynolds

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The Colorado Rockies have agreed to to terms with veteran first baseman Mark Reynolds on a minor league deal with $1 million in base with an addition $1 million in incentives, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman.

Reynolds, 35, will get an invitation to spring training.

Reynolds posted a .248/.328/.476 slash line with 13 home runs last season for the Washington Nationals.

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Rockies, Daniel Murphy Agree on Deal

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The Colorado Rockies have agreed to terms on a two-year, $24 million deal with free agent infielder Daniel Murphy, according to MLB.com’s Thomas Harding.

Murphy, 33, with provide Colorado with a valuable left handed bat to their lineup and can be plugged into the infield when needed, although he has struggled defensively recently.

Last season, Murphy posted a .322/.358/.502 slash line with 12 homeruns.

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