It’s a day later than expected, but the Rockies have signed catcher Javy Lopez. He gets $750K, non-guaranteed. The total possible value is $1.6MM. I kind of understand the signing – teams are always reluctant to turn a pitching staff completely over to a rookie catcher (Chris Iannetta) while Yorvit Torrealba finished ’06 on the 60-day DL with a strained shoulder.
Lopez has caught just 38 games over the past two seasons, so the 36 year-old will have to get into shape if he wants playing time.