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The Rockies sign Kaz Matsui

May 25, 2010, 11:15 AM EDT

kaz matsui headshot astros.jpgThe Rockies signed Kaz Matsui to a minor league deal yesterday, and will send him to Colorado Springs, assuming he passes the physical.

Matsui — who,as you can see, has some fabulous facial hair — hit a measly 141/.197/.155 in 71 at-bats with the Astros, so it’s not like we can expect a ton of him in Colorado.

In other news, that three-year, $16.5 million contract he signed before the 2008 season is one of the bigger busts in the past couple of years, even at its, generally speaking, moderate size.

  1. Will - May 25, 2010 at 3:30 PM

    I, for one, am looking forward to seeing him at the next Sky Sox game. If he can get even a smidge of his 2007 (.288/.342/.405) and 2008 (.293/.354/.427) mojo working, this could be a great deal. And anybody that was part of the 2007 Rockies team has a permanent claim to my support.

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