Saturday Rockpile: Mora officially signs, Torrealba's saga ends, more

Mora signs with Rockies - ESPN
The details of Melvin Mora's deal with the Rockies have been finalized, as Mora will get $1.3 million to presumably back up Ian Stewart, as well as be used in some capacity to spell Troy Tulowitzki and Clint Barmes. Mora has played virtually every position in his 10-year career.

Torrealba, Padres agree to one-year deal - The Denver Post
The former Rockies backstop has apparently signed with San Diego for $1.25 million, according to Troy E. Renck. I wish him luck with his new team, and hope that the Rockies are able to keep him in check during the 18-or-so games in which they'll see him this season. Also in the article, Renck mentions that the Rox will watch free-agent Noah Lowry throw in the near future.

Inside the Colorado Rockies " First baseman Josh Phelps should add power to Sky Sox | Major League Baseball in Denver
31-year-old power hitter Josh Phelps is among four players who signed minor league contracts with the Rockies yesterday, according to Jack Etkin. Also on the list are outfielders Alex Escobar and Bronson Sardinha, as well as former Rockies reliever Chris Gissell. Phelps, who is a first baseman, adds some power to the Sky Sox, who hit less than 100 homers last season despite playing half of their games in the hitters' park of all hitters' parks.

Rockies' Daley, who shunned the draft to get his degree at Bucknell, is a key cog in the team's bullpen - The Denver Post
Troy E. Renck has his own "underdog" piece about Matt Daley, to go along with the one that Russ linked to yesterday. On a side note, it's absolutely insane to me that Daley entered high school weighing 85 pounds, especially because I probably weighed double that amount.

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