The Colorado Rockies announced on Friday that they have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Nolan Arenado for the 2019 season. The Rockies’ star third baseman will make $26 million in his final year of arbitration. This breaks the previous record for an arbitration-eligible player, which was set by another third baseman, Josh Donaldson of the Toronto Blue Jays. Donaldson’s previous record was $23 million for the 2018 season. The Rockies have now come to terms with all of their arbitration-eligible players for 2019.
There was growing concern that Arenado and the Rockies would head to an arbitration hearing in the coming weeks. On January 11, the filing day for arbitration figures, Arenado requested $30 million, while the Rockies proposed $24 million.