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Rockies, Charlie Blackmon Avoid Arbitration With New Deal

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The Colorado Rockies avoided arbitration with All-Star center fielder Charlie Blackmon, agreeing to a one-year deal worth $14 million, according to a report from FanRag Sports.

Blackmon, 31, who will be eligible for free agency after the 2018 season, earned $7.3M last season.

Blackmon finished fifth in National League MVP voting after winning the NL batting title with a .331 average, leading the majors in hits (213), runs scored (137), triples (14) and total bases (383) on his way to earning a second straight Silver Slugger Award.

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Rockies Place Tyler Anderson On IL

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The Colorado Rockies have placed left-hander Tyler Anderson on the 10-day injured list due to left knee inflammation, according to an official team announcement.

Anderson, 29, has struggled to start the season, giving up 11 runs over his first 2 starts of the 2019 campaign.

In a corresponding move, the Rockies have recalled right-hander Yency Almonte from Triple-A.

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Rockies Sign Jorge De La Rosa

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The Colorado Rockies have signed left hander Jorge De La Rosa who was brought back to the organization via a minors deal.

De La Rosa, 38, spent 9 years with the Rockies, pitching to the tune of a 4.35 ERA during that span, and spent the last two seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs.

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Rockies Call Up Pat Valaika

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The Colorado Rockies have called up infielder Pat Valaika to fill the roster spot of the injured Daniel Murphy, according to The Athletic’s Nick Groke.

Valaika is coming off a red hot Spring Training in which he clubbed 4 homers in 49 at bats.

At this time is appears as though Valaika will serve in a bench role, as Ryan McMahon will take Murphy’s starting job during his absence.

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