DENVER - SEPTEMBER 09: Relief pitcher Matt Belisle #34 of the Colorado Rockies delivers against the Cincinnati Reds in the eighth inning at Coors Field on September 9 2010 in Denver Colorado. Belisle earned the win as the Rockies defeated the Reds 6-5. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
The Colorado Rockies have signed Matt Belisle to a contract extension, according to the team (via twitter). The deal essentially adds one more year and another $4.3 million, according to Danny Knobler, and includes a mutual option for 2014.
The Belisle extension comes despite Troy Renck's suggestion that Jhoulys Chacin was next, but that certainly doesn't preclude the team from getting his done as well. Renck also previously suggested the team will make no more moves this off-season:
- Twitter / @Rockies - "#Rockies and RHP Matt Belisle agree on contract extension thru 2013, with mutual option for 2014. Belisle led MLB relievers in wins in 2011."
- Twitter / @DKnobler - "Belisle already had 2012 deal with Rockies. They added one year plus option for about another $4.3 mill"
Jhoulys Chacin Next for Extension; Likely No More Moves Until Camp - MLB Daily Dish
Jhoulys Chacin could be next up on the Colorado Rockies for an extension, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post. Renck notes that one of the team strategies is to lock up young talent earlier than other teams might (similar to Rays/Longoria) in a pay-more-now/pay-less-later approach.