Rockies, German Marquez agree to two-year contract extension

The Rockies and right-hander German Marquez have agreed to a two-year contract extension, the club announced Friday.

Marquez, 28, underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery in May and will miss a good chunk of the 2024 season. But the new deal takes him through the 2025 season with the Rockies. Exact terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

“German has been an integral part of the Rockies organization both on and off the field since his first major league season in 2016,” general manager Bill Schmidt said in a statement. “We are excited to secure German’s future in Denver with this extension and can’t wait to see him back out on the mound.”

The team’s opening-day starter went 2-2 with a 4.95 ERA over four starts before his elbow injury ended his season.

Marquez was in the final year of his five-year, $43 million contract. Colorado held a $16.5 million option on his contract for 2024 and there was a $2.5 million buyout.

Marquez debuted in 2016 and has posted a 65-56 record and 4.41 ERA in 176 games (173 starts) with Colorado. His 65 wins rank third in franchise history behind Jorge De La Rosa (86) and Aaron Cook (72). He was an All-Star in 2021.

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