Rockies reach one-year deal with Barnes

Rockies reach one-year deal with Barnes

Outfielder Brandon Barnes agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Rockies on Friday, leaving the club with five remaining arbitration-eligible players.

Barnes, 29, put up a .251/.314/.341 line with two homers and 17 RBIs in 106 games after being called up from Triple-A Albuquerque last season. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Barnes was entering arbitration for the first time.

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"Good for Brandon," said general manager Jeff Bridich. "And one of those negotiations is out of the way."

Three other arbitration-eligible players -- relievers John Axford and Rex Brothers and catcher Wilin Rosario -- were designated for assignment Friday.

The Rockies' remaining arbitration-eligible players are third baseman Nolan Arenado, second baseman DJ LeMahieu, outfielder Charlie Blackmon and pitchers Jordan Lyles and Adam Ottavino.

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