Brad Hawpe and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a three-year contract worth more than 17.4 million dollars.
That makes the right fielder the fourth key Rockies player to receive a longterm deal following the team's first World Series appearance last October.
The deal includes a club option for 2011, and replaces the 3.9-million-dollar, one-year deal that was agreed to in January.
Hawpe hit .291 last year with 29 homers and 116 RBIs. He slumped against left-handed pitching for much of the summer, giving Ryan Spilborghs more playing time, but Hawpe finished strong against lefties down the stretch.
Colorado also agreed to longterm deals with right-hander Aaron Cook, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and closer Manny Corpas.
Left fielder Matt Holliday agreed to a 23-million-dollar, two-year deal, covering his arbitration eligibility.
Updated: 05/20/2013 - Two weekends left to catch one great show!