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Rockies, Fowler Agree To 2-Year Deal

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Dexter Fowler #24 of the Colorado Rockies heads for first base as Ryan Spilborghs #19 of the Colorado Rockies heads home to score as Fowler hits the game winning two RBI double in the eighth inning off of pitcer Marcos Mateo #62 of the Chicago Cubs at Coors Field on April 17, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Cubs 9-5. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Dexter Fowler #24 of the Colorado Rockies heads for first base as Ryan Spilborghs #19 of the Colorado Rockies heads home to score as Fowler hits the game winning two RBI double in the eighth inning off of pitcer Marcos Mateo #62 of the Chicago Cubs at Coors Field on April 17, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Cubs 9-5. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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DENVER (AP) – Speedy outfielder Dexter Fowler and the Colorado Rockies avoided arbitration by agreeing to a two-year, $11.6 million contract.

The 26-year-old Fowler gets $3.25 million this year and $7.35 million in 2014. He also will receive a $1 million signing bonus, payable within 15 days of his contract being approved by Major League Baseball. The Rockies announced the deal Monday.

Fowler is coming off a season in which he posted career highs in batting average (.300), RBIs (53), home runs (13) and games (143). Even more, Fowler’s speed allows him to track down many a flyball while playing center at spacious Coors Field.

He was selected by Colorado in the 14th round of the 2004 draft.

The Rockies will hold their first full workout on Sunday.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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