The Colorado Rockies and infielder Ryan McMahon agreed to a six-year contract extension on Monday.
The deal is worth $70 million, according to multiple reports.
McMahon started at third base for the Rockies last season and hit 23 homers and drove in a career-best 86 runs in 151 games. He slashed .254/.331/.449 as the replacement for the departed Nolan Arenado.
The 27-year-old McMahon again will be Colorado’s primary third baseman this season despite the recent signing of Kris Bryant to a seven-year, $182 million deal. Bryant is slated to see most of his action in left field.
McMahon’s extension calls for a $5 million salary this season, followed by $9 million in 2023, $12 million in 2024 and ’25, and $16 million in 2026 and ’27.
McMahon reached the majors with the Rockies in 2017 and has a .243 career average with 61 homers and 215 RBIs in 452 games. He smacked a career-best 24 homers in 2019 when he saw most of his action at second base.
–Field Level Media