The Colorado Rockies sign Wil Nieves

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Saturday 17 December 2011 at 9:06 am

The Rockies have signed 34-year old righty swinging catcher Wil Nieves. Nieves played in 20 games for the Brewers last year and he was 7 for 50 (.140 avg, .369 OPS) with 2 runs scored. Nieves has now played in 282 games in his first 8 years in the majors and he is 166 for 751 (.221 avg, .557 OPS) with 55 runs scored, 5 homers, 73 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. Nieves will get a shot next spring to win the backup catcher job for the Rockies, but, he will likely start the season in AAA.

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