Street, Betancourt sign multiyear deals
The Rockies agreed to multiyear contracts with relief pitchersand , FOXsports.com has learned, giving the Rockies 11 players signed to contracts that tie them to the Rockies through at least 2011.
And that doesn’t include manager, who earlier in the offseason signed a three-year deal that FOXsports.com has learned has a $4.4 million guarantee.
Street, who is arbitration eligible and would have been able to become a free agent after the season, has agreed to a three-year deal with an option on a fourth year that guarantees him $22.5 million. The finalizing of the deal is pending Street undergoing a physical when he is in Denver this weekend for the Rockies fanfest. As a result of the delay both the Rockies and the Hendricks brothers, who represent Street, will file arbitration figures.
Betancourt, who returned to the Rockies after they declined his $5.4 million option for 2010, accepted the Rockies arbitration offer, but wound up agreeing for two years at $3.775 million a year.
The agreements come on the heels of the Rockies signing outfielderto a two-year, $3.8 million contract, and catcher to a three-year, $8.35 million deal this off-season.
Other Rockies with multiyear deals include first basemanand right-handed pitcher through 2011 with club options for 2012; outfielder and left-handed pitcher with club options for 2011; shortstop through 2013 with an option fro 2014, right-handed pitcher through 2012 with options for 2013 and 2014, and right-handed pitcher through 2011 with options for 2012 and 2013.