Found January 20, 2013 on
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Miguel Batista's return is official. At least on the minor league level. The Colorado Rockies have signed Batista to a minor league contract. Batista pitched last season, but it was not clear if he would return for the 2013 season.
Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes says the Rockies will give Batista an invite to the Major League camp during spring training.
Miguel Batista me dijo que firmó contrato de ligas menores, con invite a entrenamientos, con Colorado #Rockies
— Enrique Rojas/ESPN (@Enrique_Rojas1) January 19, 2013
In 18 Major League seasons, Batista has pitched for 11 different teams. Colorado will be the 12th team he pitches for if he makes the Major League roster at some point. He has a career 4.48 ERA. Batista has transitioned from a starter to a reliever in the last few seasons.
Batista suffered through back spasms during parts of last season. While he was with the New York Mets, the back spasms caused him to miss time and could have affected his performance. He was eventually released by the Mets before being signed by Atlanta Braves.
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