Published: Sun, February 03, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Rockies' Nolan Arenado sets Major League Baseball record with $26 million arbitration settlement

Rockies' Nolan Arenado sets Major League Baseball record with $26 million arbitration settlement

Colorado's desire to lock up Arenado to a long-term deal is clear, according to sources, although just how amenable Arenado is - or what sort of financial commitment it might take - remains opaque.

Up until Jan.11, there was growing concern that Nolan Arenado and the Colorado Rockies would not come to an agreement in his final year of arbitration, forcing a potentially tedious legal process. Then again, with Mookie Betts crossing the $20 million line in second-to-last arbitration year, there may very well be a new record next year at this time.

After Arenado reportedly requested $30 million and the Rockies offered up $24 million, the two sides managed to settle on $26 million as a compromise.

A Rockies spokesperson said in the release the team had agreed to contracts with all eight arbitration-eligible players.

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Arenado is eligible for free agency at the conclusion of the 2019 season.

They ultimately settled on $26m, which breaks last year's record set by Josh Donaldson when he received $23m from the Toronto Blue Jays.

Arenado has won a Gold Glove at third base in each of his six major league seasons. They beat the Chicago Cubs in the wild-card game before being swept by the Milwaukee Brewers in the Division Series.

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