Rockies sign reliever Matt Belisle to new deal

Matt Belisle, the Colorado Rockies’ most consistent reliever

last season, has signed a deal through 2012 that buys out his first

year of free agency.

The right-hander is the sixth non-free agent that Colorado has

signed to a multiyear contract this offseason, joining Troy

Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez, Matt Lindstrom, Rafael Betancourt and

Jason Hammel.

The Denver Post reported that Belisle, who was already under

contract for $2.35 million this season, will get $3.775 million in

2012, bringing his total deal to $6.125 million.

Belisle worked 92 innings in 2010, compiling a 2.93 ERA.