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Rockies Sign Goodwin for $10.75M

December 8, 1999

DENVER (AP) _ In another step of their offseason makeover, the Colorado Rockies agreed today to a $10.75 million, three-year contract with Tom Goodwin.

Goodwin, 31, hit .259 with three homers, 33 RBIs and 39 steals for the Texas Rangers last season. He was not offered salary arbitration by the Rangers, meaning the Rockies could sign him starting today without losing any amateur draft picks as compensation.

Goodwin has a .274 career average and has averaged 49 steals during the past five seasons.

On Tuesday, Colorado offered arbitration to free agent Terry Shumpert, who played six positions for the Rockies this year.

Shumpert has until Dec. 19 to accept or reject the offer, and may negotiate with the Rockies through Jan. 8.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have offered Shumpert a two-year deal worth about $850,000 a season. The Rockies’ latest offer to Shumpert. prior to Tuesday’s arbitration offer, was for one year plus a second-year option guaranteeing him a total of $850,000.

Shumpert, 33, hit .347 in 92 games for the Rockies this year.

Despite playing the first two months of the year at Triple-A Colorado Springs, he set career highs for homers (10) and RBIs (37). He also set a club record for consecutive stolen bases with 14.

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