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The Colorado Rockies have signed veteran shortstop Jurickson Profar to a one-year deal, according to multiple reports.
According to reports, the deal is still pending. According to the Denver Gazette, Profar was not in the United States Sunday morning and his availability on opening day is uncertain.
Profar will receive a base salary of $7.75 million and could receive up to $1 million in incentives, according to the New York Post, which first reported the deal.
Alternatives Profar figures to be the Rockies’ everyday left fielder and could also serve as their leadoff hitter. He played 141 games in left field for the San Diego Padres last season, but he also has major league experience at all four infield positions.
Colorado had been looking for offensive help in the absence of infielder Brendan Rodgers, who could miss the entire season with a shoulder injury. The Rockies open the regular season on March 30 in San Diego.
Profar, 30, batted .243 with 15 home runs and 58 RBIs with the Padres last season. The Curacao native is a career .238 hitter with 78 homers and 313 RBIs in nine seasons with the Padres, Athletics and Rangers.