Rockies agree to one-year deal with Day

Updated: January 17, 2006, 1:59 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Right-hander Zach Day agreed to a one-year, $600,000 contract with the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday, avoiding salary arbitration.

Day, who made $357,000 last season, can earn two $25,000 bonuses for topping 140 and 150 innings.

Day was 1-3 with a 6.85 ERA in 17 games for the Rockies last year before breaking his right thumb in September and ending the season on the 60-day disabled list. The Rockies acquired Day and outfielder J.J. Davis from Washington on July 13 for outfielder Preston Wilson and cash.

Day's agreement left pitcher Sunny Kim and catcher Yorvit Torrealba as the remaining Rockies in arbitration.


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