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Sources: Rockies lock in relievers Street, Betancourt
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DENVERThe Rockies agreed to multi-year contracts with relief pitchers Huston Street and Rafael Betancourt, FOXsports.com has learned, giving the Rockies 11 players signed through at least 2011.
That figure doesn't include manager Jim Tracy, who earlier in the offseason sign a three-year deal that FOXsports.com has learned has a $4.4 million guarantee.
Street, who is arbitration eligible and would have been able to become a free agent after the season, has agreed to a three-year deal with an option on a fourth year that guarantees him $22.5 million. The deal is pending Street's physical, which he will undergo when he is in Denver this weekend for the Rockies' fanfest. As a result, both the Rockies and the Hendricks Brothers, who represent Street, will file arbitration figures.
Betancourt, who returned to the Rockies after they declined his $5.4 million option for 2010, accepted the Rockies' arbitration oiffer, but wound up agreeing for two years at $3.775 million per year.
The agreements come on the heels of the Rockies signing outfielder Ryan Spilborghs to a two-year, $3.8 million contract, and catcher Chris Iannetta to a three-year, $8.35 million deal this offseason.
Other Rockies with multi-year deals include first baseman Todd Helton and right-handed pitcher Aaron Cook through 2011 with club options for 2012; outfielder Brad Hawpe and left-handed pitcher Jeff Francis with club options for 2011; shortstop Tory Tulowitzki through 2013 with an option for 2014, right-handed pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez through 2012 with options for 2013 and 2014, and right-handed pitcher Manny Corpas through 2011 with options for 2012 and 2013.
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