SAN DIEGO — NL batting champion Charlie Blackmon made a long-term commitment to the Colorado Rockies rather than test next season's free-agent market, agreeing to a contract that guarantees $108 million over six seasons.
The two-time All-Star center fielder had agreed in January to a $14 million, one-year deal. The agreement announced Wednesday calls for a $2 million signing bonus payable within 30 days of the deal's approval by the commissioner's office, a $12 million salary this year and $21 million in each of the next three seasons.
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DENVER (AP) — Now that Charlie Blackmon has agreed to a lucrative new deal , he can afford to trade in that Jeep Cherokee he's had forever. Only, that's not
As part of the deal , Blackmon can list 15 teams each season he can’t be traded to without his consent. In January, the two-time All-Star center fielder had agreed to a million, one- year deal . The new agreement announced in San Diego, where the Rockies are playing a four-game series with
Blackmon has player options of $21 million for 2022 and $10 million for 2023, and his 2023 salary can escalate up to $5 million based on plate appearances in 2022: $500,000 each for 400, 425, 450, 475, 500 and 525, and $1 million apiece for 550 and 575.
His 2023 salary would increase by $2 million if he is among the top three in MVP voting from 2018-22 and by $1 million if he finishes fourth or fifth. The 2023 salary is capped at $18 million.
As part of the deal negotiated by agents Sam and Seth Levinson, Blackmon can list 15 teams each season he can't be traded to without his consent.
The deal follows an offseason in which many top free agents struggled to find lucrative long-term deals.
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That's just Blackmon being Blackmon , the insightful and quirky leadoff hitter extraordinaire with the ragged beard and impressive mullet who will be In January, the two-time All-Star center fielder had agreed to a million, one- year deal . The new agreement announced in San Diego, where the
Blackmon has player options of million for 2022 and million for 2023, and his 2023 salary can escalate up to million based on plate appearances As part of the deal negotiated by agents Sam and Seth Levinson, Blackmon can list 15 teams each season he can't be traded to without his consent.
The Yankees' Didi Gregorius watch his three-run home run in front of the Rays' Jesus Sucre on April 3 in New York. The Yankees won, 11-4.
Who's lookin' happy
The Yankees' Brett Gardner, left, watches as Giancarlo Stanton, center, and Aaron Judge leap in the air after their victory over the Rays on April 3 in New York.
Joey Gallo of the Rangers trots around the bases after hitting a solo home against the Athletics on April 3 in Oakland, Calif. The Rangers won, 4-1.
The Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb scores the tying run against the Dodgers on April 3 in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks won, 8-7.
Reyes Moronta of the Giants pitches against the Mariners on April 3 in San Francisco. The Mariners won, 6-4.
Living the moment
The Brewers' Ryan Braun is doused with Gatorade after his walk off home run against the Cardinals on April 3 in Milwaukee. The Brewers won, 5-4.
What a catch!
Brian Goodwin of the Nationals dives to catch a hit against the Braves on April 3 in Atlanta. The Braves won, 13-6.
Yoan Moncada, left, of the White Sox is tagged out at home plate by Luke Maile of the Blue Jays on April 3 in Toronto. The Blue Jays won, 14-5.
Going for the hit
The Mets' Adrian Gonzalez hits a single against the Phillies on April 3 in New York. The Mets won, 2-0.
The Red Sox's Eduardo Nunez, left, scores past the Marlins' Chad Wallach on April 3 in Miami. The Red Sox won, 4-2.
Making it count
The Angels' Shohei Ohtani rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home run against the Indians on April 3 in Anaheim, Calif. The Angels won, 13-2.
The Astros' Marwin Gonzalez hits a solo home run against the Orioles on April 2 in Houston. The Astros won, 10-6.
Kazuhisa Makita of the Padres pitches against the Rockies on April 3 in San Diego. The Padres won, 8-4.
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Charlie Blackmon agrees to surprising six - year $ 108 M extension with Rockies . Chris Cwik. The Colorado Rockies didn’t wait until the offseason to cross the most pressing item off their to-do list. The team agreed to a six - year contract extension with star outfielder Charlie Blackmon on Wednesday.
Colorado Rockies center fielder Charlie Blackmon (19) with the reflection of the field in his glasses watches the video on the scoreboard prior to the Blackmon added that a big factor to signing the long-term deal was the faith the Rockies will be a competitive team going forward. “I want to be on a
Ready for action
Junichi Tazawa of the Marlins pitches against the Red Sox on April 2 in Miami. The Red Sox won, 7-3.
Hyun-Jin Ryu, right, of the Dodgers strikes out on a bunting foul against the Diamondbacks on April 2 in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks won, 8-7.
Sliding to score
Charlie Blackmon, right, of the Rockies scores as A.J. Ellis of the Padres looks to throw to first base on April 2 in San Diego. The Rockies won, 7-4.
On the run
Kole Calhoun of the Angels throws his bat after flying out against the Indians on April 2 in Anaheim, Calif. The Indians won, 6-0.
Touch and go
The Nationals' Michael A. Taylor, right, steals second base as Ozzie Albies of the Braves handles the late throw on April 2 in Atlanta. The Nationals won, 8-1.
Russell Martin of the Blue Jays hits a two-run home run against the White Sox on April 2 in Toronto. The Blue Jays won, 4-2.
The Rangers' Drew Robinson, left, scores past Athletics catcher Jonathan Lucroy on April 2 in Oakland, Calif. The Athletics won, 3-1.
The Astros' Charlie Morton throws a pitch against the Orioles on April 2 in Houston. The Astros won, 6-1.
Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras, right, tags out Eugenio Suarez (7) of the Cincinnati Reds after taking the throw from Cubs pitcher Tyler Chatwood, left, on April 2 in Cincinnati. The Reds won, 1-0.
Mike Moustakas of the Kansas City Royals breaks his bat while flying out against the Tigers on April 2 in Detroit. The Tigers defeated the Royals, 6-1.
Orlando Arcia, center, of the Milwaukee Brewers tags out the Tommy Pham of the St. Louis Cardinals, who was trying to steal second base, on April 2 in Milwaukee. The Cardinals won, 8-4.
Jameson Taillon of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches against the Minnesota Twins on April 2 in Pittsburgh. The Pirates won, 5-4.
Ozuna in the zone
Marcell Ozuna of the St. Louis Cardinals connects on a run-scoring double against the New York Mets on April 1 in New York City. The Cardinals won 5-1.
From left, Ryan LaMarre, Byron Buxton and Max Kepler of the Minnesota Twins celebrate after a 7-0 victory against the Orioles in Baltimore on April 1.
Out at third
A sliding Brian Anderson of the Miami Marlins gets tagged out at third base by Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs on April 1 in Miami. The Marlins won 6-0.
Justin Smoak of the Toronto Blue Jays hits a grand slam to take the lead against the New York Yankees on April 1 in Toronto. The Blue Jays won 7-4.
Adam Frazier of the Pittsburgh Pirates loses his helmet as he rounds third base to score against the Tigers on April 1 in Detroit. The Pirates won 1-0.
A sliding Mookie Betts of the Boston Red Sox steals second base against Joey Wendle and the Tampa Bay Rays on April 1 in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Red Sox won 2-1.
Hanging on to second base
The White Sox' Tim Anderson hangs onto second base as the ball gets past the Royals’ Alcides Escobar on March 31 in Kansas City, Missouri. Chicago won 4-3.
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Cub coming home
The Cubs' Victor Caratini slides into home plate before the tag against the Marlins on March 31 in Miami. The Cubs won 10-6.
When you miss it!
Michael A. Taylor of the Nationals misses a two-run home run by Adam Duvall of the Reds on March 31 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Nationals won 13-7.
The Astros' Carlos Correa celebrates with teammate George Springer after a game against the Rangers on March 31 in Arlington, Texas. The Astros won 9-3.
The Rays’ Mallex Smith is tagged out by the Red Sox’ Mitch Moreland for a double play on March 31 in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Red Sox won 3-2.
Making the last stretch
Logan Forsythe of the Dodgers stretches for the ball to force out Joe Panik of the Giants on March 31 in Los Angeles. The Dodgers won 5-0.
With full strength
The Twins' Kyle Gibson throws a pitch against the Orioles on March 31 in Baltimore. The Twins won 6-2.
Rays of hope
Brad Miller, left, of the Rays hauls in the throw to complete the double play with the out on Jackie Bradley Jr. of the Red Sox on March 30 in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Red Sox won 1-0.
Slide and score
The Braves' Ryan Flaherty slides under the Phillies' catcher Andrew Knapp to score on March 30 in Atlanta. The Phillies won 5-4.
Yankees know how to win
Didi Gregorius of the Yankees slides into third base with a triple against the Jays on March 30 in Toronto, Canada. The Yankees won 4-2.
Giving a signal
The Astros' Max Stassi, right, chases the ball as the Rangers' Rougned Odor signals runners not to advance on March 30 in Texas. The Rangers won 5-1.
Brave it out
Kurt Suzuki of the Braves reacts to being hit by a pitch against the Phillies on March 30 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Phillies won 5-4.
A different pitch
The Padres' Kazuhisa Makita pitches against the Brewers on March 30 in San Diego. The Brewers won 8-6.
The Rockies' Nolan Arenado, left, jumps for the ball as the Diamondbacks' A.J. Pollock steals on March 30 in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks won 9-8.
Not so Athletic!
The Angels' Albert Pujols, top left, forces out the Athletics' Boog Powell, bottom, at first base after a ground ball on March 30 in Oakland. The Angels 2-1.
Pirates tame the Tigers
Francisco Cervelli, center, of the Pirates scores against Shane Greene of the Tigers on March 30 in Detroit, Michigan. The Pirates won 13-10.
Jackson in motion
The Giants' Austin Jackson catches a ball hit by the Dodgers' Logan Forsythe on March 30 in Los Angeles. The Giants won 1-0.
The Nationals' Michael A. Taylor, right, scores against the Reds' catcher Tucker Barnhart, left, on March 30 in Cincinnati. The Nationals won 2-0.
Safe at home!
The Marlins' Lewis Brinson slides safely into home plate against the Cubs on March 30 in Miami. The Marlins won 2-1.
Josh Reddick, Carlos Correa, and George Springer of the Astros celebrate their win over the Rangers on March 29 in Arlington. The Astros won 4.1
Teammates of Athletics shortstop, Marcus Semien, dunk him with gatorade after hitting the walk off RBI for the win against the Angels on March 29 in Oakland, CA. The Athletics won 6-5.
RBI double smash
Jake Lamb of the Diamondbacks, hits a two RBI double against the Rockies on March 29 in Phoenix, Ariz. The Diamondbacks won 8-2.
Giancarlo Stanton of the Yankees, hits a solo home run in the ninth inning against the Blue Jays on March 29 in Toronto, Canada. The Yankees won 6-1.
Ichiro Suzuki of the Mariners, grounds out to first base with Corey Kluber of the Indians pitching on March 29 in Seattle, Washington. The Mariners won 2-1.
Double play attempt
Giants Shortstop, Brandon Crawford, turns towards first for a double play against Dodgers outfield, Chris Taylor, on March 29 in Los Angeles, Calif. The Giants won 1-0.
Cubs pitcher Mike Montgomery throws against the Marlins on March 29 in Miami. Chicago won 8-4.
Envy my shot
The Orioles' Adam Jones, left, watches his solo home run in front of Twins catcher Jason Castro on March 29 in Baltimore. The Orioles won 3-2.
Hop, skip, and a jump
Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson avoids the Phillies' Andrew Knapp on March 29 in Atlanta. The Braves won 8-5.
Brewers shortstop Orlando Arcia, can't handle the throw from the catcher as Padres pinch-runner Matt Szczur steals second base on March 29 in San Diego. Milwaukee won 2-1.
The Red Sox's Eduardo Nunez reacts as he slides across home plate after his inside-the-park, two-run home run off Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer on March 29 in St. Petersburg, Fla. Tampa Bay won 6-4.
The White Sox's Yolmer Sanchez follows through on a three-run single against the Royals on March 29 in Kansas City, Mo. Chicago won 14-7.
Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong (16) throws out the Mets' runner Kevin Plawecki (26) after Juan Lagares hit into an inning-ending double play on March 29 in New York. The Mets won 9-4.