DENVER (CBS4) – Rockies fans have only had a few days to cope with the loss of D.J. LeMahieu, the team’s second baseman. LeMahieu is set to leave the team and start a new chapter with the New York Yankees.

LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 30: DJ LeMahieu #9 of the Colorado Rockies is congratulated by Trevor Story #27 of the Colorado Rockies after scoring on pass ball from third base during the fourth inning against pitcher Kenta Maeda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on June 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

The free agent, two-time All Star and three-time Gold Glove winner agreed to a two-year contract worth $24 million.

DENVER, CO – JULY 10: DJ LeMahieu #9 of the Colorado Rockies is congratulated in the dugout after scoring during the third inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on July 10, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

The 30 year old from California thanked the team and the fans for the last seven seasons.

On Monday, the Rockies shared their message to LeMahieu.

LeMahieu, 30, hit .276/.321/.428 last season with 15 home runs for the Rockies, and hit .348 in 2016 earning him the National League batting title.


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