Rockies and reliever Jake McGee agree to $5.9 million, one-year contract

He can earn an additional $200,000 in performance bonuses, $50,000 each for 40, 50, 60 and 70 pitching appearances.

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DENVER (AP) — Reliever Jake McGee and the Colorado Rockies agreed Friday to a $5.9 million, one-year contract, a raise of $1.1 million as part of a deal that avoided salary arbitration.

He can earn an additional $200,000 in performance bonuses, $50,000 each for 40, 50, 60 and 70 pitching appearances.

Obtained from Tampa Bay after the 2015 season, McGee had 15 saves this year before hurting a knee. He didn’t pitch for the Rockies between June 10 and July 2 and lost his closer’s job during the layoff. He wound up 2-3 with a 4.73 ERA in 57 games.

Colorado failed to offer contracts to right-hander Matt Carasiti and first baseman/outfielder Stephen Cardullo, making the pair free agents.

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