The Colorado Rockies and second baseman D.J. LeMahieu have agreed on a one-year deal worth $8.5 million for the upcoming 2018 season, avoiding arbitration, sources tell FanRag Sports. This was LeMahieu’s third season of arbitration eligibility, set to become a free agent for the first time in 2019. LeMahieu is coming off his second All-Star nomination in 2017, finishing the year as a .310/.374/.409 hitter with eight home runs and 64 RBIs. He especially punished left-handed pitching, batting .362 across 152 at-bats. In addition to his third consecutive season finishing the year with an average above .300, LeMahieu won his second career Gold Glove. The first came back in 2014, his first full-time year as the team’s second baseman.