Rockies Sign Bryan Shaw

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The Colorado Rockies have struck a deal with free agent reliever Bryan Shaw, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. Shaw will sign a three-year contract for around $9 million dollars, according to Buster Olney of ESPN. He made $4.6 million in 2017.

The 30-year-old right-hander spent the last five seasons with the Cleveland Indians after two seasons as a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2011 and 2012. The D-backs drafted Shaw in the second round of the 2008 First Year Player Draft.

He compiled a 2.96 FIP and 130 ERA+ across 76.2 innings pitched last season and led the majors in apperances with 79.

Shaw was an effective setup man for closer Cody Allen. He struck out 2.80 batters for every man he walked as an Indian and was particularly effective against lefties last season, holding them to a .252 wOBA. However for most of his career, Shaw has fared better against righties (.278 wOBA) compared to lefties (.311 wOBA).

The Rockies have been aggressively pursuing relievers after closer Greg Holland and right-hander Pat Neshek became free agents. Neshek recently signed with the Philadelphia Phillies.

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic and MLB Network tweeted on Monday that Colorado was looking to add multiple relief pitchers and is interested in Wade Davis.

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