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Lawrence signs with Rockies

Former Padres pitcher agrees to one-year contract

Posted: Monday January 22, 2007 1:02PM; Updated: Monday January 22, 2007 3:00PM
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DENVER (AP) -- Right-hander Brian Lawrence, who missed last season with a shoulder injury, reached a preliminary agreement Monday on a one-year contract with the Colorado Rockies that guarantees him $750,000.

Lawrence, who must pass a physical to finalize the deal, gets a $500,000 salary this year. The Rockies hold a 2008 option with a $250,000 buyout.

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A native of Fort Collins, Lawrence was traded from San Diego to Washington after the 2005 season. He tore the labrum in his right shoulder during a spring training workout with the Nationals on Feb. 19 and had surgery a week later.

Lawrence is 49-61 with a 4.10 ERA in 162 major league games, all with San Diego.

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