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Bryan Shaw agrees to three-year deal with Rockies, looks to bolster bullpen – The Denver Post

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — From the moment the Rockies’ offseason began, general manager Jeff Bridich said his top priority was “adding impact arms” to the bullpen.

The Rockies added the first arm Tuesday, coming to terms with free-agent right-hander Bryan Shaw, according to a major-league source. Shaw has been a stalwart of the Cleveland Indians’ bullpen. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the deal is for three years and about $27 million.

The deal is pending a physical and has not been officially announced by the Rockies.

Shaw, 30, pitched the last five seasons with the Indians after beginning his career in Arizona. He’s considered a workhorse and he led the American League with 79 appearances in 2017, while posting a 3.52 ERA and averaging 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings.

Overall, Shaw has also led the American League in appearances three times. He has never spent any time on the disabled list and leads all major-league pitchers with 442 appearances between 2013-17.  Shaw is something of a groundball machine, with a 50.6 percent career groundball rate. That should play well at Coors Field.

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