The Colorado Rockies are signing outfielder/first baseman Matt Holliday to a minor-league deal, according to Jon Heyman.
Holliday spent five seasons with the Rockies, helping lead the team to the NL pennant in 2007, finishing second in MVP voting that season after hitting .340/.405/.607 with 36 home runs. He also scored the winning run in the NL Wild Card tiebreaker against the Padres at Coors Field.
In his five years with the Rockies, Holliday hit .319/.386/.552 with 128 home runs in 698 games. He ranks top 10 in Rockies history in hits, with 848, home runs and WAR.
Holliday spent 2017 with the New York Yankees, hitting .231/.316/.432 with 19 home runs in 105 games, mostly as a designated hitter. He excelled last season against left-handed pitching, hitting .267/.366/.477 with five home runs in 86 at bats against southpaws.
Once the deal is finalized, Holliday will report to Triple-A Albuquerque, according to The Athletic’s Nick Groke.
More to come on the story as it develops.