Gerardo Parra and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a three-year $27.5 million contract. There is also an option for a fourth year in which he will make $12 million. He is earning $26 million over the three years. The extra $1.5 million goes towards a buyout.
The 28- year old Parra began his career in Arizona in 2009, that year he also won the Rookie of the Year award. During his tenure with the Diamondbacks he also managed to receive two Gold Gloves.
On July 31th 2014, Parra saw himself get traded to the Milwaukee Brewers. Ironically his tenure with the Brewers was exactly one year to the day in 2015, he was acquired by the Baltimore Orioles.
The Orioles, who were making a postseason push, needed some depth in the outfield especially with Nick Markakis leaving for Atlanta. Parra didn’t put up good numbers like he did in the past but he got the job done for the Orioles.
Parra is going to bring some depth to the Rockies outfield. He is a good defensive player that will also put the ball in play. He is no power threat but he has the ability to drive people in and get on base with a single.