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Corpas gets longest contract ever given to Rockies reliever

Updated: February 28, 2008, 4:14 PM ET
Associated Press

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Manny Corpas has wasted little time making his mark in the majors.

After only a half season as their closer, Corpas agreed Thursday to an $8,025,000, four-year contract with the Colorado Rockies that could be worth up to $22,775,000, including escalators and team options for 2012 and 2013.

The 25-year-old Panamanian right-hander replaced three-time All-Star Brian Fuentes as Colorado's closer last season. He played an integral role in the club's first World Series ...

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