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Yorvit Torrealba has been a productive Major League back-up over the last few seasons. He brought some negative press to himself when he got into an altercation during winter ball a season ago. However, his veteran understanding of how to call a game has drawn the Colorado Rockies to him. They have reportedly offered Torrealba a minor league deal.
According to Thomas Harding of MLB.com, the Rockies have extended a minor league contract offer to Torrealba. He has not yet accepted the offer and is considering his options. Obviously, Torrealba wants a Major League deal, but he will have every opportunity to compete for a spot on the Rockies' roster if he were to accept this contract.
Torrealba played for the Rockies from 2006-2009. He helped the Rockies make it all the way to the 2007 World Series. Torrealba has played for seven clubs in his 13-year Major League career. He has hit .257/.316/.386 over that span.
Torrealba dealt with back problems throughout the 2...
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Infielder Jonathan Herrera and the Colorado Rockies agreed to a one-year, $900,000 contract on Wednesday, avoiding arbitration.
Herrera hit .262 with nine doubles, three homers, 12 RBIs and 29 runs in 86 games last season, when he was dogged by injuries. He missed a total of 39 games while on the DL, first with a strained right hamstring and then a left wrist infection.
Last season, the Rockies had what was arguably the worst season in their 20 as a franchise. There were plenty of culprits — a porous defense and Troy Tulowitzki getting hurt yet again were two large factors. But the chief culprit for Colorado’s 98-loss season was the worst starting rotation in franchise history. In response to this, the Rockies have gone out and signed Jeff...
The Colorado Rockies have reportedly signed Chris Volstad to a minor league deal. He will have every chance to make the Major League roster this spring if he performs well. And if he does make the Major League club, he will receive a solid payday.
According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, the Rockies have agreed to a $1.5 million deal with Volstad if he makes the Major...
The Colorado Rockies recently signed Chris Volstad and
Miguel Batista, but they continue to “aggressively pursue” free agents Carl
Pavano and Derek Lowe, according to Troy Renck of The Denver Post.
Even with Volstad in the fold, the Rockies are aggressively
pursuing free agents Carl Pa- vano, a right-hander they have tried to acquire
numerous times over the last...
The Colorado Rockies have signed pitcher Chris Volstad to a minor-league deal that will enable him to earn $1.5 million if he makes the team, the Denver Post reported. The right-handed Volstad, 26, is a former first-round draft pick who had been acquired by the Royals this winter but was later released. He went 5-13 with a 4.89 ERA with the Miami Marlins in 2011 and was 3-12 with...