Former Cubs second baseman signs $24 million deal with Rockies
|2018-12-21 12:07:52.0- -||
Cubs fans only got a small sample of play last season from Daniel Murphy.
The former Cubs second baseman is now off to play elsewhere as he signed a two-year deal worth $24 million with the Colorado Rockies. The Milwaukee Brewers were another team that had high interest in the veteran hitting machine.
In 2018, Murphy hit .299 with 12 homers, 42 RBIs, and an on-base percentage of .336. With his stint with the Cubs, he hit six dingers and had 13 RBIs in 146 at-bats.
For his career, he has batted .299 with 122 homers, 641 RBIs, and .344 on-base. He won the Silver Slugger award in 2016 and 2017.
According to multiple reports, the Rockies will try Murphy at first base instead of his normal second base position. It is probably a smart move because he is very limited defensively with his bad knees. He will be 34-years old at the start of the 2019 baseball season.
During his career, he has 834 games at second and 225 games at first base.
Daniel Murphy with #Rockies, per source. $10M in 2019, $8M in 2020. Mutual option in 2021 for $12M or $6M buyout (of which $3M deferred without interest). Buyout increases to $7M (of which $4M is deferred without interest) if any award bonus is earned. $2M if traded (each time).— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 21, 2018
OFFICIAL: The Colorado Rockies have agreed to terms on a two-year contract, plus 2021 option, with infielder Daniel Murphy. pic.twitter.com/9vlCk1dNeZ— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) December 21, 2018
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