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Rockies Lock Up Charlie Blackmon Through Potentially 2023

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Charlie “Chuck Nazty” Blackmon is staying put in Colorado for a while.

On Wednesday, the Rockies announced that they had agreed on a six-year deal with their leadoff hitter which could keep him in Colorado until 2023.

Blackmon, the reigning National League batting champion, signed a $14 million deal this offseason to avoid arbitration, and would’ve been a free agent after the season.

Through 2019-22, Blackmon will make $21 million per year, and $10 million in 2023.

The final two years on Blackmon’s new deal are player options. Assuming he exercises both of them, he’ll make a minimum of $108 million through 2023, with incentives that could bump it up to $116 million.

“I’m very proud,” said Blackmon. “It’s really hard to play in the big leagues. It’s very hard. For that reason, I think there are a lot of very talented guys that struggle to get the at-bats or the playing time that they need to reach their potential.

“I’ve been thankful enough to have those at-bats and be able to play enough baseball and keep getting better, and learning more about my body and how to play the game is important. That’s part of what drives me.”

Blackmon, 31, led the majors with 213 hits, 14 triples, 387 total bases, and 137 runs scored last year, while hitting .331/.399/.601 with 37 home runs and 104 RBIs.

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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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