Report: Carlos Gonzalez to return to Rockies on one-year deal
Carlos Gonzalez will reportedly return to the Rockies on a one-year contract.
Gonzalez has spent the past nine seasons with the Rockies. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, Gonzalez’s tenure in Colorado will last at least one more year.
CarGo is close to a deal to return to the rockies. Will be one year deal.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) March 9, 2018
USA Today’s Bob Nightengale adds that Gonzalez rejected a five-year offer from the Rockies last year.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) March 9, 2018
In January, it was reported that the Orioles had interest in Gonzalez. Baltimore has since added Colby Rasmus, Alex Presley, and Craig Gentry to compete for outfield spots, which left Gonzalez with one fewer option in free agency. CarGo settling for a one-year deal with Colorado would be the latest proof of how rough the market has been for free agents this offseason.
Gonzalez, 32, has made three All-Star teams and won three Gold Glove Awards. In 136 games last year, he posted a .262/.339/.423 batting line with 14 home runs and 57 RBIs.