Rockies, Ian Stewart Avoid Arbitration

FRIDAY: Stewart will earn $2.22875MM, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post (on Twitter). That's below the $2.375MM midpoint, closer to the Rockies' submission. MLBTR has learned that if Stewart stays healthy and reaches his incentives next season he will earn $2.35MM. 

THURSDAY: The Rockies have avoided arbitration with third baseman Ian Stewart, MLBTR has learned.  With salary submissions of $2.6MM and $2.15MM, the sides had been $450K apart on the Super Two player's first arbitration year.  Stewart's settlement amount is not yet known, but his agreement means the Rockies have taken care of all their arbitration eligible players according to our Arb Tracker.

Stewart, 26 in April, hit .256/.338/.443 in 441 plate appearances in 2010.  He projects as the Rockies' starting third baseman once again, though they've got backup options in Jose Lopez, Ty Wigginton, and Joe Crede.

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7 Comments on "Rockies, Ian Stewart Avoid Arbitration"

4 years 7 months ago

waiting any day now he turns into eric chavez like the scouts promised…

4 years 7 months ago

I’d be careful wishing out loud he’ll turn into Eric Chavez. You might get your wish monkey paw style and have Stewart become Chavez 2008.

4 years 7 months ago

This guy is pretty mediocre.

I hope the Rockies get him at their price.

4 years 7 months ago

I wonder if this is a guy AA could be interested in for 3b? Though it would block Lawrie…

4 years 7 months ago

I could see it, Rockies have a lot of money tied up in Gonzalez and tulo now, they also have a crowed infield. Relief help coming back (purcey?) +?

4 years 7 months ago

wish the angels could get this guy

4 years 7 months ago

Really, $2.22875MM?

You couldn’t just say $2,228,750? Also, how many deals are reported with that precision???