Colorado Rockies tie up Tulowitzki

Nov. 30, 2010 at 4:42 PM
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DENVER, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has signed a seven-year extension tendered by the Colorado Rockies said to be worth $134 million.

The National League baseball club officially announced the contract Tuesday, the day after several media outlets, including The Denver Post, reported the lucrative deal that will keep Tulowitzki in a Rockies uniform through the 2020 season.

Tulowitzki, 26, had signed a six-year contract in January 2008 after helping the team get to its first-ever World Series in 2007. He voiced high hopes for bringing a world championship to Denver.

"We're going to win here. We're going to do it," Tulowitzki said. "We've got a good team here. If we don't win a World Series around here, then it's a failure. I have high expectations, and we're going to meet them."

Tulowitzki batted a career high .315 in 122 games last season and earned his first Gold Glove award. He is a career .290 hitter with 92 homers in 554 games.

"This decision represents everything that we believe in," Rockies General Manager Dan O'Dowd said. "It's a commitment on the part of our owners ... . I can't say it any more plainly than it's about our team."

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