The Colorado Rockies and Gold-Glove third baseman Nolan Arenado have finalized an eight-year, $260-million contract. The contract will give Arenado the largest per-year salary of any position player.

The contract will include an opt-out clause after three years and a full no-trade clause, overriding a one-year, $26 million deal Arenado signed in January to avoid arbitration. He was set to become a free agent after the 2019 season. 

Arenado, 27, has won a Gold Glove at third base in each of his six major league seasons. He is a career .291 hitter with 186 home runs, 616 RBIs and an .886 OPS. He batted .297 with an NL-leading 38 homers last season, finishing third in MVP voting.

Sources: Arenado, Rockies finalizing $255M deal


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