DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies declined infielder Daniel Murphy’s $12 million option on Wednesday, bringing a close to his two-year stint with the team. Murphy will receive a $6 million buyout.
The 35-year-old never really flourished at hitter-friendly Coors Field after signing a $24 million, two-year deal — with a mutual option for ’21 — in December 2018. He hit .269 with 16 homers and 94 RBIs in 172 games with the Rockies. He dealt with a finger injury in his first season in Denver.READ MORE: Lightning Sparks Over 20 New Wildfires In Extreme Southwest Colorado On Friday
Colorado brought Murphy in to play first base, but he was replaced this season by Josh Fuentes, who’s the cousin of Rockies star third baseman Nolan Arenado and batted .306.READ MORE: 'Little Slice Of Hell' House Under Contract With Cash Offer, Off The Market
Murphy is a three-time All Star and a .296 career hitter with the New York Mets, Washington Nationals, Chicago Cubs and the Rockies.MORE NEWS: Colorado Weather: Scattered Saturday Storms, Few Could Turn Severe On The Plains
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