Rockies sign Daniel Descalso to two-year deal

After being non-tendered by the St. Louis Cardinals earlier in the offseason, infielder Daniel Descalso has reached an agreement with the Colorado Rockies on a two year deal, the team announced today.

According to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation’s MLB Daily Dish, the Rockies will pay Descalso $3.6 million over two years. Cotillo notes that he will get paid $1.5 million during the 2015 season and $2.1 million during the 2016 season, including $500,000 in potential bonuses, allowing him to possibly make $4.6 million over the two years.

Daniel Descalso, a 28-year-old infielder, will likely take the place of utility infielder Josh Rutledge, who was traded from the Rockies to the Los Angeles Angels during the Winter Meetings last week. With the infield filled, excluding first base, with D.J. LeMahieu, Troy Tulowitzki and Nolan Arenado, Descalso will look to provide the Rockies with much needed infield depth off the bench.

During the 2014 campaign with the Cardinals, Descalso had a slash line of .242/.333/.311 with no home runs and ten runs batted in over 184 plate appearance in 110 games played.

Over his five-year major-league career (all with St. Louis), he has hit .243/.313/.341 with ten home runs and 111 runs batted in over 1380 career plate appearances in 529 games played.

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