DENVER (CBS4)– Some good news in what’s been a difficult week for the Rockies. Shortstop Trevor Story and the Colorado Rockies are in agreement on a two-year, $27.5 million contract.
DENVER, CO – JULY 16: Trevor Story #27 of the Colorado Rockies hits a solo home run in the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field on July 16, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
The contract buys out the final two years of arbitration for Story. The deal comes two weeks after failing to reach a deal in salary arbitration. The Rockies offered Story $10.75 million, $750,000 less than his ask of $11.5 million.
DENVER, COLORADO – MAY 04: Trevor Story #27 of the Colorado Rockies hits a single in the sixth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on May 04, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Last season, Story set career highs in runs, batting average, and on-base percentage, while earning $5 million.
DENVER, COLORADO – SEPTEMBER 28: Trevor Story #27 of the Colorado Rockies is congratulated by Nolan Arenado #28 after hitting a walk off home in the tenth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Coors Field on September 28, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Story recorded 35 home runs and 23 steals in 2019, making him only the second shortstop in Major League history with multiple 30-20 seasons.