Javy Lopez is expected to sign with the Rockies on Monday, according to the Denver Post. Lopez will be in the catching mix with Chris Iannetta and Yorvit Torrealba.
I hate to see young Iannetta blocked, but Lopez only caught 38 games last year and 28 the year before. Torrealba, meanwhile, needs to prove his health after ending ’06 on the 60-day DL for a strained shoulder. He’s played in the Venezuelan Winter League recently.