Rockies, Charlie Blackmon agree on 1-year, $14M deal

All-Star center fielder avoids arbitration with new deal.

Charlie Blackmon has agreed to a new 1-year contract with the Colorado Rockies, according to multiple reports Friday morning.

Blackmon's 2018 contract with the Rockies will be worth $14 million, nearly double his 2017 salary of $7.3 million.

The 31-year-old center fielder will be eligible for free agency after the 2018 season.

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Blackmon finished fifth in National League MVP voting in 2017 and he won the National League batting title (.331 average).