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Colorado Rockies Sign Seth Smith To 1-Year Contract

On Sunday night, the Colorado Rockies announced that the club had avoided arbitration with outfielder Seth Smith by signing the outfielder to a one-year deal worth approximately $2.4 million.

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Colorado's outfield is crowded following the addition of Michael Cuddyer, and Smith's role in 2012 is not yet known.

Smith, 29, hit .284 with 15 home runs, 32 doubles and nine triples for the Rockies last season. However, Smith's future with the club is uncertain, since the Rockies signed free-agent outfielder Michael Cuddyer to join left fielder Carlos Gonzalez and center fielder Dexter Fowler in the outfield.

Smith's name has come up in several trade rumors this offseason, and this agreement probably won't change the fact that the Rockies would like to move him if it's beneficial.

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