Two million dollar man: Rockies sign Tyler Colvin to 1-year, $2.27 million deal

Former Clemson star found his groove last season after being traded to Colorado by Cubs

Colorado Rockies' Tyler Colvin heads to first on an RBI single against the San Francisco Giants during the fourth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Colorado Rockies' Tyler Colvin heads to first on an RBI single against the San Francisco Giants during the fourth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

The Colorado Rockies avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal with versatile outfielder Tyler Colvin on Friday.

Colvin will earn $2,275,000 this season. He made $481,000 last season.

Colvin hit .290 with 18 home runs and 72 RBIs last season. He played all three outfield positions and first base.

The 27-year-old Colvin was obtained by the Rockies on Dec. 8, 2011, in a trade that sent Ian Stewart and Casey Weathers to the Chicago Cubs.

On Wednesday, the Rockies agreed to one-year contracts with righty Wilton Lopez and lefty Josh Outman. Lopez was picked up by Colorado last month in a deal that sent pitchers Alex White and Alex Gillingham to Houston.

Outman appeared in 27 games last season for the Rockies, going 1-3 with an 8.19 ERA.

The club also exchanged arbitration figures with pitcher Jhoulys Chacin, outfielder Dexter Fowler and infielder Jonathan Herrera.

Chacin asked for $2.6 million and was offered $1.7 million.

Fowler asked for $5,150,000 and was offered $4,250,000.

Herrera asked for $1 million and was offered $800,000.

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