Source: Rockies sign RHP Street

Updated: January 19, 2009, 12:51 PM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

The Colorado Rockies have signed right-handed reliever Huston Street to a one-year, $4.5 million contract to avoid arbitration, a Major League Baseball source said Monday.

Street
Street

The deal also includes All-Star and award bonuses.

Street was acquired by the Rockies in November in the deal that sent Matt Holliday to Oakland. Street is expected to compete with Manny Corpas for the closer's job in spring training.

This is Street's second year of arbitration eligibility. He can't be a free agent until after the 2010 season.

Jayson Stark is a senior baseball writer for ESPN.com.

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