Rockies Sign Joe Mather

The Rockies have signed Joe Mather to a minor league contract and assigned him to their Triple-A affiliate according to's transactions page. He elected free agency after being designated for assignment by the Braves late last month.

Mather, 29 later this month, hit .213/.273/.307 with one homer in 83 plate appearances for Atlanta this year. He's a career .228/.283/.384 in three big league seasons, and he has experience playing all three outfield spots and first base. The righty bat already has a homer for Colorado's Triple-A squad despite being there for all of two games.

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