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Colorado Rockies sign IF Daniel Murphy for $24M

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Alex Butler
Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant (17), shortstop Javier Baez (9), first baseman Anthony Rizzo (44) and second baseman Daniel Murphy (3) talk to each other in the eighth inning of a National League tiebreaker baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on October 1 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/UPI
Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant (17), shortstop Javier Baez (9), first baseman Anthony Rizzo (44) and second baseman Daniel Murphy (3) talk to each other in the eighth inning of a National League tiebreaker baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on October 1 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/UPI | License Photo

Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The Colorado Rockies have signed veteran infielder Daniel Murphy.

A source told MLB.com that the contract is for two years and $24 million. Murphy, 33, hit .299 with 12 home runs and 42 RBIs in 91 games last season for the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs.

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The three-time All-Star began the season with the Nationals before being traded to the Cubs in August.

Murphy owns a .299 career batting average and has 122 home runs during his 10-year career for the New York Mets, Nationals and Cubs. The 2015 NLCS MVP has a .309 postseason batting average with eight home runs and 19 RBIs in 25 games.

The Rockies have yet to confirm the signing, which is pending a physical.

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