2012 MLB Free Agency: Casey Blake Signs With Colorado Rockies

Casey Blake, who served as the Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman for the last three and a half seasons, has moved on but has stayed within the division. Blake on Tuesday agreed to terms with the Colorado Rockies on a one-year deal, pending a physical, the team announced.

The contract is worth a non-guaranteed $2 million in base salary plus up to an additional $1 million in performance bonuses, per Thomas Harding of MLB.com.

Blake, 38, suffered through in injury-plagued season in 2011, limited to just 63 games. He had three separate stints on the disabled list, including a back injury, a left elbow infection, and a cervical strain. Blake underwent season-ending neck surgery on September 6.

The 38-year old Blake hit .252/.342/.371 with four home runs in 2011, while making $5.25 million in the final season of a three-year contract. The Dodgers declined their $6 million club option for 2012 for Blake on October 4, opting instead to pay the third baseman a $1.25 million buyout.

For more Dodgers offseason news and analysis, be sure to read True Blue LA.

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