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Rockies offer minor league deal to catcher Yorvit Torrealba

Jan 21, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT

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According to Thomas Harding of MLB.com, the Rockies have offered a minor league contract to free agent catcher Yorvit Torrealba.

Of course, Torrealba previously played with the Rockies from 2006-2009 and was the starting catcher with the club during their World Series run in 2007. The 34-year-old backstop batted just .227/.293/.330 with four home runs, 14 RBI and a .623 OPS in 218 plate appearances last season between the Rangers, Blue Jays and Brewers. He threw out 22 percent (10-for-45) of attempted basestealers.

The Rockies already have Wilin Rosario and Ramon Hernandez as in-house options behind the plate, so there might not be a fit for Torrealba with the big club. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman has reported that the Reds are also interested in the veteran backstop, but they already have a tandem of Ryan Hanigan and Devin Mesoraco in place.

  1. approvenothing - Jan 21, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    I know it is quite dislikes around here to say this kind of stuff, but it may just be his time to retire. I love the guy but, when you gotta go ya gotta go.

  2. elbatazoperfecto - Jan 21, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    Reblogged this on El Batazo Perfecto and commented:
    El Careta de los Leones se va Derechito a las Menores del Beisbol Estadounidense.

  3. juliath83 - Jan 22, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    He’s not my vit, he’s not our vit, he’s Yorvit!

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