Wade Davis, Rockies Reportedly Agree on Record Contract for Relief Pitcher

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Wade Davis, Rockies Reportedly Agree on Record Contract for Relief Pitcher

Multiple sources are reporting that former Kansas City Royal reliever Wade Davis has agreed to a three-year, $52 million deal with the Colorado Rockies.

Per Passan, the deal is for three years and $52 million, and the $17.3 million annual salary is a record for Major League Baseball relievers. Passan also said there is a fourth-year vesting option that could take the total spend to $66 million.

A native of Lake Wales, FL, Davis posted a 4-2 mark with the Chicago Cubs last season, recording 32 saves. Reed saved 19 games for the New York Mets last season and posted a 2.84 ERA splitting time with the Mets and Boston Red Sox. The closer is the crown jewel in the foursome Colorado has already acquired which includes Bryan Shaw, Jake McGee and Chris Iannetta.

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Of course, the move means righty Greg Holland will not return to Denver after posting 41 saves in 2017, not a tremendous loss since he exhausted out in the second half in his first year back from Tommy John surgery.

It remains to be seen if the Rockies feel like Davis will be the closer or if they will also try and bring back Holland, who is a free agent. However, the signing of Davis may change that. With Davis now being in Colorado, that leaves Holland to garner all the interest from teams who are still seeking relief options. Holland, however, underwent Tommy John surgery near the end of the regular season after compiling 32 saves.

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