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Carlos Gonzalez Agrees To Extension With Rockies

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Outfielder Carlos Gonzalez has agreed to a 7-year, $80 million contract extension that will keep him with the Colorado Rockies through 2017, his publicist announced via twitter on Monday.

The Rockies, who also locked up young shortstop Troy Tulowitzki this offseason, have long spoken of their desire to also sign the 25-year-old Gonzalez to a long-term deal.

Gonzalez was traded twice before ever establishing himself from the majors. The Rockies called him up from the minors in 2009, and the lefty quickly worked his way into the team's lineup

Gonzalez's breakout year came in 2010 when he hit .336 with 34 Homeruns and 117 RBI's en route to finishing third in MVP balloting in his first full season last year.

The Rockies have yet to confirm the agreement. Gonzalez's publicist says the outfielder would be traveling to Denver on Wednesday for a physical, then sign the contract extension.