McMahon and the Rockies agreed to terms on a one-year, $2.375 million contract Friday, avoiding arbitration, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports. McMahon's fantasy value continues to be propped up by the fact that he plays half his games at Coors Field, but he's yet to show much at the plate. He hit just .215/.295/.419 last season while striking out 34.2 percent of the time. It's hard to say he's earned anything close to an everyday role, but that's been true for the past two seasons as well and hasn't stopped the Rockies from pencilling his name into the lineup on most occasions.
McMahon is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers. McMahon has sat frequently against southpaws recently, and he'll do so again here against one of the best in the league in Clayton Kershaw. Garrett Hampson will star at second base Saturday.
McMahon isn't in Thursday's lineup against the Dodgers. McMahon will head to the bench Thursday as left-hander Julio Urias takes the mound for the Dodgers. Garrett Hampson will take over at second base.
McMahon is not in the lineup Tuesday against lefty Sean Manaea and the Athletics, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports. McMahon started against eight of the first nine southpaws the Rockies faced this season, but he's now sat against four of the last five. Garrett Hampson starts at second base, while Josh Fuentes remains the starter at first.
McMahon went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 8-4 win over the Angels. McMahon tied the game at four with his ninth-inning solo shot, and Charlie Blackmon walked it off with a grand slam later in the inning. The long ball was McMahon's seventh of the year, to go with 19 RBI, 17 runs scored and a .216/.308/.424 slash line in 37 games.