The Colorado Rockies have agreed to a two-year contract extension with shortstop Trevor Story. The news comes just days after the organization has seemingly dismantled their relationship with star third baseman Nolan Arenado. The Rockies have had Story commanding their infield since the 2016 season. Before Story, the Rockies had future Hall of Famer Troy Tulowitzki as the captain of their infield for a good chunk of time. Jeff Passan of ESPN reported the news of the contract extension.
Shortstop Trevor Story and the Colorado Rockies are in agreement on a two-year, $27.5 million contract, sources familiar with the deal tell ESPN. It buys out the final two years of arbitration for Story, who will reach free agency at 29 as part of the vaunted Class of 2021-22.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 25, 2020
Story has been a two-time all-star over the course of his four-year career with the Rockies, taking home silver slugger awards in both of the last two seasons. Story played in 145 games for the Rockies where he had a .294/.363/.554 with 35 home runs and 85 RBI in 2019. The Rockies infield is locked down with Story and they still have a top prospect in Brendan Rodgers who is going to be getting his shot with the big leagues.
With this extension, his new contract will buy out the final two years of his arbitration. This new contract will make him a free agent during the 2021-22 offseason. The Rockies have not to make a large free-agent signing this offseason so this extension serves as the closest they could come to a free agent.