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Rockies sign Nick Masset

Jan 31, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

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In addition to re-signing reliever Manuel Corpas this morning the Rockies have also added another right-handed bullpen option in Nick Masset.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that Masset has agreed to a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training. He can earn $1.2 million for making the team, with another $800,000 in potential incentives, and Masset has the ability to opt out of the contract if he’s not in the majors by June 30.

Masset had a good four-season run as a strong setup man for the Reds, throwing 285 innings with a 3.32 ERA from 2008-2011, but he’s missed the past two seasons with injuries and is now 31 years old.

  1. metalhead65 - Feb 1, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    surprised he did not tear his rotator signing the contract. nice contract for the rockies in that he can only steal a million bucks from them when he makes the team before he gets injured again.

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