It was a good weekend for Tyler Colvin. The versatile Rockies outfielder avoided arbitration by signing a one-year contract with Colorado, and he received a significant pay increase in the process.
A season ago, Colvin hit .290, belted 18 home runs and drove in 72 runs. He earned $481,000.
This year, Colvin will be paid $2,275,000. That’s a hefty 472 percent pay increase.
The Rockies are hoping Colvin can continue his development, as 2012 was a breakout year for the 27-year-old outfielder. On the season, Colvin posted career highs in almost every statistical category, including games played (136), at-bats (420), hits (122), batting average (.290), slugging percentage (.531), runs scored (62), doubles (27), triples (10) and RBI (72).
This season, Colorado will look for similar production. In addition, they’ll count on Colvin’s versatility, as he played all three outfield positions and first base a season ago.
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