Colorado Rockies Quick Hits: LeMahieu, Bettis, Wolters, Anderson
As we mentioned in an article yesterday afternoon, it seems as if the free agent market is finally heating up. Just in the 24 hours or so since, that has proven to be true as there have been three free agent signings and numerous arbitration eligible players that have avoided arbitration by coming to agreements with their teams.
One of the free agent signings and two of the contracts avoiding arbitration have have to deal with the Colorado Rockies.
Jack Curry of the YES Network (the TV home of the Yankees) first reported this afternoon that the Yankees were close to signing former Rockies second baseman
to a two-year deal (in these
). The second tweet is a very interesting tweet in that Curry says that the Yankees plan on using LeMahieu as a utility infielder, playing third base and first base in addition to second base. This may come as a bit of a surprise to Rockies fans since LeMahieu has almost exclusively played second base in his career. In fact, he has not played anything but second base since 2014. However, he has played 41 games at third base in his career and four games at first base in his career. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic was first to report that LeMahieu’s two-year deal was worth $24 million (in
). LeMahieu will join former Rockie stalwart
with the Yankees as Tulowitzki will also be joining the Yankees in 2019, as our own Kevin Henry discussed in
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Stay tuned as more comes in about the Rockies and their arbitration numbers as they come in as the deadline for exchanging those numbers passed at 11 AM MST.