Tired of haggling over contract specifics with Yorvit Torrealba, the Colorado Rockies decided to move in another direction to fill their need for a catcher. According to Thomas Harding of MLB.com, the Rockies have signed former Kansas City RoyalsÆ catcher Miguel Olivo to a one-year, $2 million contract. The Rockies also have a club option for $2.5 million for 2011. Olivo will replace Torrealba in Colorado The Olivo signing means that Torrealba will have a new team in 2010. While it might be tough for Olivo to replace TorrealbaÆs leadership, this is not a bad signing for the Rockies. Olivo will compete with Chris Iannetta to be the RockiesÆ starting catcher in 2010. Last year, Olivo hit 23 home runs with a .249 average in 114 games for the Royals last season. Yeah, I know he re ...
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