The Colorado Rockies sign a couple of infielders to minor league deals

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Tuesday 2 March 2010 at 1:48 pm

The Rockies have signed 29-year old righty swinging 1B Brad Eldred and 27-year old righty swinging 3B Travis Metcalf to minor league deals. Eldred played in 106 games last season in AAA-ball and he was 95 of 353 (.269 avg, .832 OPS) with 53 runs scored, 17 homers, 59 RBIs and 6 stolen bases. He last played in the majors in 2007 with the Pirates. He has played in 74 games in his major league career and he is 47 of 236 (.199 avg, .670 OPS) with 26 runs scored, 14 homers and 30 RBIs. Eldred does appear to have a huge hole in his swing as he has whiffed 93 times in his major league career.

Travis Metcalf played in 125 games in AAA-ball last season and he was 95 of 440 (.216 avg, .625 OPS) with 48 runs scored, 11 homers, 54 RBIs and 4 stolen bases. Metcalf last played in the majors in 2008 with the Rangers. He has played in 80 games in his major league career and he is 54 of 217 (.249 avg, .774 OPS) with 36 runs scored, 11 homers and 35 RBIs.

Eldred & Metcalf will provide depth in the minors in case the need arises in Denver. You can never have to many guys like these in your minor league system in case injuries hit.

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