Rockies and Jurickson Profar agree to one-year contract, source says

The Rockies have replenished their outfield all winter. On Sunday, they added a major piece to the puzzle, agreeing slugger Jurickson Profar to a one-year, $7.75 million contract.

The Rockies haven’t announced the signing as she’s awaiting a physical, but a major league source confirmed the two sides have reached an agreement. Profar, 30, can earn an additional $1 million if he reaches 400 board appearances.

Earlier this month, The Post reported that due to injuries to outfielders Sean Bouchard and Randal Grichuk, the Rockies were showing increased interest in signing Profar, one of the last available free agents.

Profar — who projects as a starting left fielder with Kris Bryant moving to the right — hit 15 homers and cut .243/.331/.391 in 152 games for the Padres last season. He just finished playing for the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic. Hensley Meulens, the Rockies’ new batting coach, coached the Netherlands.

Profar is expected to join the Rockies in spring training later this week, which will give him about a week to settle in with his new team before the Rockies open the regular season March 30 at Petco Park in San Diego. Profar played for the Padres in 2021 and 22 before opting out of the final year of his three-year, $21 million contract with the Padres.

Profar not only gives the Rockies a starter on the left, but also needs depth. Grichuk, who was to share center field duties with Yonathan Daza, underwent surgery to repair a bilateral sports hernia before the start of spring training. Grichuk probably won’t be ready to play until late April. Bouchard suffered a torn distal muscle in his left bicep early in camp, underwent surgery and is likely out for the season.

Profar is a career .238 hitter with 78 homers, 313 RBIs and a .708 OPS in 836 major league games. In 16 games (14 starts) at Coors Field, Profar has a modest .250/.281/.333 slash line, with one home run and three RBIs.

Spurred on by injuries, the Rockies have now added three veterans to the roster. They added left-handed reliever Brad Hand to the bullpen after losing left-hander Lucas Gilbreath for the season to an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery. Two weeks ago, Colorado signed veteran cornerman Mike Moustakas to a minor league deal. Moustakas, 34, looks like a lock to make the matchday one roster. He entered Cactus League play on Sunday going 9 for 18 with one home run, three doubles and eight RBIs.

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