Rockies Sign Jay Payton

The Rockies announced the signing of outfielder Jay Payton to a minor league deal, reports's Thomas Harding.  The 37-year-old last appeared in the Majors in 2008, when he hit .243/.291/.346 for the Orioles.  His corner outfield defense generally rated as a positive in his last few years.  Payton hoped to play in 2009, but had arthroscopic shoulder surgery in April after a weightlifting injury.

Payton played with the Rockies from the '02 trade deadline through the '03 season.  His .309/.359/.532 line contained drastic home/road splits, and the Rockies non-tendered him due to limited financial flexibility.

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3 Comments on "Rockies Sign Jay Payton"

5 years 7 months ago

I totally forgot about Jay Payton, there haven’t been too many Orioles that have caused me to throw stuff at my tv more over the last few years than him

Cuddy Fox
5 years 7 months ago

Wonder who else want to come to play again after not playing for a year or longer. That is the question and the answer is that anyone can.

5 years 7 months ago

I hear Steve Jeltz is making a comeback.