The Colorado Rockies boosted their catching depth on Wednesday by signing veteran backstop Omir Santos. Santos spent the first part of the 2012 season in the minor leagues before being called up by the Detroit Tigers at the beginning of June. But when the Tigers designated him for assignment this week, he instead elected to become a free agent.
Santos had one hit in eight at-bats this season for Detroit, and is a .249/.281/.364 career hitter in the majors across four seasons. His career began in 2008 with the Baltimore Orioles, but only lasted 11 games. In 2009, he took 281 at-bats for the New York Mets, which accounts for all but 40 of his career at-bats, hitting .260/.296/.391.
The Rockies have not yet announced where Santos will be assigned.
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