One year ago, the Colorado Rockies signed reliever Matt Belisle to a two-year contract worth $6.125 million. On Friday, the club announced that it reached a new contract with Belisle that will go through 2013 and include a mutual option for 2014.
#Rockies and RHP Matt Belisle agree on contract extension thru 2013, with mutual option for 2014. Belisle led MLB relievers in wins in 2011.— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) February 3, 2012
Belisle was set to make $3.775 million in 2012 under the terms of his old deal, but
no financials have come out on this new one. Danny Knobler reports the extra two years could be worth $4.3 million all together.
Belisle picked up 10 wins for the Rockies last season with a 3.25 ERA and a 138 ERA+ in 72 innings pitched during the 2011 season. They were a bit down from his 2010 season when he had a 158 ERA+ over 92 innings. His strikeouts were also down from 91 to 58.
Belisle will continue to be a key member of the Rockies' bullpen as long as Jim Tracy doesn't need to overuse him.
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