Colorado Rockies Sign Omir Santos

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 14: Alex Rios #51 of the Chicago White Sox is forced out a home plate cy Omir Santos #18 of the Detroit Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field on September 14, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Recently Designated Catcher Adds Depth

The Colorado Rockies have signed catcher Omir Santos, who became a free agent this weekend when he refused his assignment to the Detroit Tigers Triple-A affiliate.

Santos was designated for assignment by the Tigers to make room for backstop Bryan Holaday. Before being designated, Santos had appeared in three games for the Tigers this season. He went 1-8 over that span with one RBI.

Santos, 31, has spent parts of four seasons at the major league level with the Tigers, Baltimore Orioles and New York Mets. His most extensive stint in the Majors came in 2009 when he registered 281 at-bats for the Mets and hit at a clip of .260/.296/.391.

Santos has spent much of the season playing for the Tigers Triple-A affiliate. Over his 24 games played and 85 at-bats, he maintained an OPS of .723 with eight extra-base hits and nine RBIs. He has a career minor league OPS of .643.

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