Since he’s been a member of the organization since 2002, the Colorado Rockies figured it may not be a bad idea to keep Jonathan Herrera around for at least one more season–which is why they recently agreed to a one-year deal with the infielder.
The Rockies avoided arbitration with Herrera after agreeing to a one-year, $900,000 deal on Wednesday. Herrera is coming off a 2012 season in which he hit .262 to go along with three home runs and 12 RBIs after appearing in 86 games.
This may not be the boldest of moves, but Colorado could use all of the help in the world heading into 2013 as they’re coming off a disappointing 2012 season in which they finished with a 64-98 record. With this type of finish, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the Rockies went through another rebuilding season, but at least they no longer have to worry about arbitration now that they have Herrera taken care of.
Who knows–maybe this will be the season that Herrara finally comes through and puts up big numbers for the Rockies. There has to be some reason as to why the organization wasn’t willing to give up on Herrara just yet and with the lack of talent already on the team–this is the perfect opportunity for Herrera to prove himself to the team and make an impact.
And if that does happen–maybe Herrera will earn a larger raise heading into the 2014 season instead of worrying about these six-figure salaries.
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