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Rockies Sign Alfredo Amezaga, Invite Him To Spring Training

The Colorado Rockies' official Twitter feed announced that the team signed utility player Alfredo Amezaga to a minor league contract on Wednesday afternoon. He will receive an invitation to spring training.

In the league since 2002, Amezaga has played all over the baseball field, though most of his games have come at center field and shortstop. Missing the 2010 major league season, he is making his way back from microfracture surgery (he did play one minor league game). 

The Rockies originally drafted Amezaga in the 47th round of the 1998 draft, but he opted to play junior college ball. The Angels then drafted him in the 13th round of 1999 draft. He eventually made his way to the Rockies in 2005, playing two games, before winding up with the Florida Marlins for the next several seasons.

He will compete for a spot on the bench with Jonathan Herrera, Eric Young Jr. and others.