JANUARY 29: Parker has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A, Harding tweets.
JANUARY 20: The Rockies will designate former first-round draft pick Kyle Parker for assignment, according to reports from MLB.com’s Thomas Harding and Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post. Harding suggested last night a roster move involving Parker would likely be forthcoming, while Saunders confirmed today that he will indeed be designated.
Parker, a 26-year-old outfielder, was taken 26th overall out of Clemson in the 2010 draft. While he reached the majors briefly in each of the last two years, he never earned much of a look at the big league level.
Spending most of his time over 2014-15 at the Triple-A level, Parker put up a combined .285/.332/.442 line with 24 home runs across 930 total plate appearances. It’s worth bearing in mind, though, that he’s carried that production level in two of the upper minors’ most hospitable offensive environments (Colorado Springs and Albuquerque).