Baseball: Atkins, Rockies agree to $4.4M, 1-year deal
DENVER — Third baseman Garrett Atkins and the Colorado Rockies agreed today to a one-year contract worth $4,387,500.
Atkins batted .301 with 25 homers and 111 RBIs last season for the NL champions.
Eligible for arbitration for the first time, he had asked for a raise from $400,000 to $4.65 million when arbitration figures were exchanged last month. Colorado offered $4,125,000.
Atkins can earn $92,500 in performance bonuses: $17,500 each for 600, 625 and 650 plate appearances, and $20,000 each for 675 and 700 plate appearances.
Colorado has two players remaining in arbitration, pitcher Brian Fuentes and outfielder Brad Hawpe.