Rockies sign Descalso to two-year deal
DENVER — The Rockies and left-handed hitting utility infielder DanielDescalso have reached an agreement on a two-year contract on Tuesday. ESPN, citing agent Steve Cantor, reported the deal to be worth $3.6 million.
Descalso had spent his entire career with the Cardinals (2010-14), and last season batted .242 with no home runs and 10 RBIs. He is a career .243 hitter with a .313 on-base percentage, 10 home runs and 111 RBIs in 529 games. The Cardinals non-tendered him this winter. Descalso, 28, also brings 44 games of postseason experience.
The Rockies see Descalso as a left-handed hitting spot-starter who can play second base, third base and shortstop, and has limited experience (nine games, three starts) at first base. The regulars at the positions – DJ LeMahieu, Nolan Arenado and Troy Tulowitzki, are all right-handed hitters. Descalso has played in 200 games (91 starts) at third, 174 games (110 starts) at second and 114 games (88 starts) at short.
The Rockies needed infield depth after trading Josh Rutledge to the Angels for right-handed relief pitcher Jairo Diaz last week.
To learn more about Descalso, he will be available to fans via Twitter: