Report: Rockies sign Nick Hundley
The Rockies have added another catcher to the mix, reportedly agreeing to terms with Nick Hundley on Wednesday. The club has not commented on the deal.
Hundley, 31, is heading to Colorado on a two-year deal worth more than $6 million, pending a physical, according to The Baltimore Sun’s Dan Connolly.
Hundley posted a .243/.273/.358 slash line with six home runs and 22 RBIs in 233 plate appearances for the Padres and Orioles last season, when he was dealt to Baltimore for reliever Troy Patton.
Connolly notes on Twitter that the Orioles also made a two-year offer to Hundley but couldn’t guarantee the same money or playing time.
Before joining the Orioles in May, Hundley had spent his entire career with the Padres. He has hit .238/.294/.386 over parts of seven seasons in the Majors.
The Rockies’ acquisition of Hundley likely will spark trade rumors about catcher Wilin Rosario, as Colorado also has catcher Michael McKenry on its roster, and Rosario was the subject of at least one inquiry at the Winter Meetings.