The Rockies have signed 28-year old righty reliever Mike Ekstrom to a minor league deal. He pitched in 1 game (0 starts) for the Tampa Bay Rays last year and he was 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP. He also pitched in 46 games (1 start) in AAA-ball last year and he was 6-4 with 5 saves, a 4.35 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP. Ekstrom has now pitched in 46 games (0 starts) in his first four years in the majors and he is 0-3 with a 5.36 ERA and a 1.59 WHIP. He will get a shot to win a spot in the Rockies’ bullpen this spring.