Rockies Avoid Arb With Barmes, Buchholz, De La Rosa

FRIDAY, 8:13am: Renck reports that the Rockies avoided arbitration and agreed to pay De La Rosa $5.6MM this season. If he pitches 220 innings, De La Rosa can earn $300K in incentives.

THURSDAY, 5:06pm: Renck is now reporting that the Rockies are close to avoiding arbitration with a third player, lefty Jorge De La Rosa. It would be a one-year deal worth $5.6MM.

2:05pm: The Rockies resolved two of their seven arbitration situations today, according to Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post.  Renck says they agreed to one-year deals with second baseman Clint Barmes and reliever Taylor Buchholz, though terms are not yet available.

Both players are entering their second arbitration years.  Barmes earned $1.625MM in '09, while Buchholz made $1.055MM.

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