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 League team.
#Rockies have agreed to $1.5 million minor league deal w Chris Volstad, acc to multiple sources. Hoping to sign another veteran as well
— Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) January 21, 2013
Volstad was optioned to Triple-A in the middle of last season while pitching for the Chicago Cubs. He made just 21 starts in 2012 for the Cubs. In those starts, Volstad posted a 6.31 ERA - the highest of his career.
Even after being demoted to Triple-A last season, Volstad still got some Major League action. He made some spot starts including a start here and there for an injured Ryan Dempster. Volstad, if he makes the Major League club, will be part of a Rockies' team with a changing philosophy. He would be part of a philosophy that may cut down on injuries, but also leave him on the outside looking in. The Rockies went to a four-man rotation during the 2012 season and plan to keep it up next season.
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