Rockies Sign Torrealba, Herges

The Denver Post is reporting that the Rockies have re-signed catcher Yorvit Torrealba and middle reliever Matt Herges.  They’re currently in town for physicals.

It’s believed that Torrealba will sign for a reasonable $7MM over two years with an option for 2010.  Contrary to previous reports, he did not fail a physical with the Mets earlier this month.  Wonder why they pulled out of that one.

It sounds like the Rox got Herges on a one-year deal, maybe for slightly more than the original $2MM they offered.

These signings aren’t spectacular.  They’re both low-risk, low-upside deals.  If Torrealba is only making $3.5MM a year it will be OK to allow Chris Iannetta to work his way into the starting role.

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