Nolan Arenado sets record with $26 million arbitration salary
Nolan Arenado is now a record-setter.
Arenado and the Colorado Rockies agreed on a $26 million salary for the third baseman for the 2019 season. Arenado submitted a figure of $30 million in arbitration, while the Rockies submitted $24 million. The two parties agreed on $26 million, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.
Arenado was in his final year of arbitration before being scheduled to become a free agent. He has made four straight All-Star teams, won four straight Silver Sluggers and Gold Gloves, and he has been top 5 in NL MVP voting three straight seasons.
The third baseman received super-2 status, which has given him four years of arbitration and allowed him to earn $5 million in 2016. He then signed a two-year, $29.5 million deal prior to the 2017 season to avoid arbitration for both 2017 and 2018.
The 27-year-old will be a sought-after commodity in free agency.