Rockies reach 3-year deal with relief pitcher Bryan Shaw, re-sign Jake McGee

Shaw is the only pitcher to make at least 70 appearances in each of the past 5 seasons.

The Colorado Rockies are bolstering their bullpen.

The Rockies reached a 3-year deal with right-handed relief pitcher Bryan Shaw, the Rockies confirmed Friday.

The agreement is for about $9 million per year, according to ESPN.

"I've heard nothing but good things about this organization," Shaw said. "Having the opportunity to sign here was definitely a big positive."

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Shaw went 4-6 with a 3.52 ERA and three saves in 79 appearances for the Cleveland Indians in 2017. He has spent the past five seasons in Cleveland after beginning his career in Arizona.

Shaw, 30, is the only pitcher in MLB to make at least 70 appearances in each of the past five seasons.

The team also announced Friday that it has re-signed reliever Jake McGee to a 3-year contract as well.

McGee spent the last two years in Colorado, going 2-5 with 18 saves and a 4.11 earned run average.

Both players, as well as Rockies General Manager Jeff Bridich, met with the media Friday afternoon, expressing excitement in the club's potential heading into 2018.

"Our confidence is really high right now," McGee said. "A lot of our young pitchers pitched like veterans last year. Going forward, and building off of that, everyone's excited for that. We're just a confident group in general."

Bridich was then asked if the team, as currently constructed, could win a World Series, He answered with zero hesitation.

"Yes. I think there's an earned sense of belief in the group," Bridich said. "I think a lot of it comes from shared experiences. And, I think the guys look around the clubhouse and know that this is a good team."