The Rockies have signed 35-year old switch hitting infielder Tomas Perez to a minor league deal. Perez played in 79 games in AAA-ball last season in which he was 84 for 306 (.275 avg, .685 OPS) with 32 runs scored, 1 homer and 25 RBIs. He also played in 8 games for the Astros last season in which he was 2 for 10 (.200 avg, .400 OPS). Perez has now played in 789 games in his major league career in which he is 455 for 1,896 (.240 avg, .632 OPS) with 205 runs scored, 24 homers and 180 RBIs. This was a good depth signing for the Rockies who will likely stash Perez at AAA ball in 2009.