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.