The Rockies have signed 27-year old righty swinging 3B/1B Russell Mitchell to a minor league deal. Mitchell played in 71 games in AA-ball for the Giants and Marlins last year in which he was 42 of 220 (.191 avg, .594 OPS) with 25 runs scored, 2 homers and 22 RBIs. Mitchell last played in the majors back in 2011 with the Dodgers. He has played in 40 games in his first two years in the majors and he is 14 of 93 (.151 avg, .498 OPS) with 8 runs scored, 4 homers and 7 RBIs. He is going to be a longshot to win a job on the Rockies’ bench next spring.