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Troy Tulowitzki signs rich seven-year extension with Rockies

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Power-hitting shortstop Troy Tulowitzki secured a lucrative future with Colorado by signing a seven-year contract extension that will keep him with the Rockies through 2020, the team said on Tuesday.

Terms of the deal were not announced, but the Major League Baseball website ( cited an MLB source saying the extension was for $134 million.

Tulowitzki hit .315 with 27 home runs and 95 runs batted in last season, despite missing six weeks with a fractured wrist and led NL shortstops in batting, on-base percentage, slugging, home runs, RBIs, fielding percentage and double plays.

The 26-year-old Tulowitzki was playing under a six-year, $31 million deal that ran through 2013.

Writing by Larry Fine, Editing by Frank Pingue