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Colorado Rockies sign Domonic Brown to minor-league contract

The former All-Star slugger is still looking to capitalize on the promise from a breakout rookie season

The Rockies have signed outfielder Domonic Brown to a minor league contract, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. The 29-year-old lefty was an All Star in 2013 while a member of the Phillies. He was a 20th round pick of the Phillies in the 2006 draft and debuted during the 2010 season.

In 493 big league games, Brown is hitting .246/.305/.405 with an average of 18 home runs and 75 RBI. He spent last season as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays organization, hitting .239/.303/.336 with seven home runs and 41 RBI for Triple-A Buffalo. He last appeared in a Major League game during the 2015 season.

A one time rising star, if Brown can reclaim his ability to hit for power, he may be able to have an impact at the Major League level once again.

Brown being signed to a minor-league contract means that the Rockies don’t need to clear a 40-man roster spot for him. While not announced yet, Brown may be receiving a invitation to spring training.

UPDATE (2:18 p.m. MT): Brown will not be a spring training non-roster invitee, a source told Purple Row.