Holliday, Rockies agree: 2 years, $23M
DENVER, Colorado ” National League MVP runner-up Matt Holliday agreed Friday to a $23 million, two-year contract with the Colorado Rockies that avoided arbitration.
Holliday hit .340 last season with 36 homers and 137 RBIs, helping the Rockies to their first pennant. He finished a close second to Jimmy Rollins of the Phillies in the MVP balloting.
After making $4.4 million last season, Holliday gets $9.5 million this year and $13.5 million in 2009.
Colorado outfielder Willy Taveras agreed to a one-year deal worth $1,975,000. Taveras can make $150,000 in performance bonuses; $50,000 each for 500, 550 and 600 plate appearances.
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