Colorado Rockies sign 2B DJ LeMahieu to a two year $7.8 million dollar contract
Lake Charles, Louisiana
February 17, 2016 6:28pm CST
CBS Sports reporter Jon Heyman said on his Twitter account on Wednesday the Colorado Rockies were able to sign their second baseman David John "DJ" LeMahieu to a two year $7.8 million dollar contract. LeMahieu started his career in the Major Leagues with the Chicago Cubs in 2011 as their second baseman. LeMahieu along with pitcher Tyler Colvin to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for Rockies infielder Ian Stewart and pitcher Casey Weathers on December 8, 2011. LeMahieu won his first Rawlings Gold Glove Award in 2014 as the best defensive second baseman in the National League. LeMahieu was a member of the National League All Star Team in the 2015 baseball season. LeMahieu asked for a salary of $3.3 million dollars while the Rockies management was willing to pay him a salary of $2.8 million dollars. By signing LeMahieu to a two year $7.8 million dollar contract on Wednesday the two parties avoided having their dispute settled by an arbitrator. LeMahieu will be under contract with the Rockies for the next two baseball seasons with the Rockies that will be seeking to improve their last place finish in the National League West Division with a record of 68 wins and 94 losses. LeMahieu was a member of the Louisiana State University college baseball team that won the 2009 College World Series.