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Rockies Rumors 2012: Colorado Has Interest In Yorvit Torrealba

The Colorado Rockies have some interest in catcher Yorvit Torrealba even though there's not an obvious place on the roster for him at the moment, as Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports. The Texas Rangers placed Torrealba on waivers before Wednesday's game after designating him for assignment last week.

Torrealba, 34, has hit .236/.302/.342 with three homers over 182 plate appearances with the Rangers in 2012. He was the primary back-up to starting catcher Mike Napoli in Texas before the club acquired Geovany Soto from the Cubs to take over that role.

Now, the Rockies appear to be considering the possibility of bringing the veteran backstop back into the fold after a few years apart. From 2006-2009, Torrealba appeared in 312 games with the Rockies, hitting .258/.316/.394 while frequently sharing time with fellow ex-Rockie Chris Iannetta.

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