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Colorado Rockies Sign C Mitch Canham To Minor League Deal

The Colorado Rockies signed catcher Mitch Canham to a minor league contract, according to Matt Eddy. Canham was selected with the 57th overall pick in the 2007 draft by the San Diego Padres, making him a supplemental first-round draft choice in the same year that the Rockies selected Casey Weathers with the eight overall pick of the first round.

Canham has spent his entire career in the minors leagues, most recently with the Oakland Athletics in 2011. While Canham has played at the Double-A level for most of the past two season he has played 17 games at the Triple-A level.

Canham is a career .258/..343/.367 hitter with 20 home runs. He will likely find a nice role in the minors with the team. Canham was part of the back-to-back College World Series victories by the Oregon St. Beavers.

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