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Rockies bring back Corpas on Minor League deal

The Colorado Rockies are hoping to have a familiar face back in the Mile High City when the season starts on Apr. 1.

On Wednesday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reported that the Rockies have signed former closer Manny Corpas to a minor league contract with an invitation to the major league spring training.

Corpas last pitched for the Rockies in 2010, then missed the following season recovering from elbow surgery. Last season, he appeared in 48 games for the Chicago Cubs.

In his first full season with the Rockies, Corpas had a 4-2 record, with 19 saves and an ERA of 2.08, as the Rockies made their only trip to the World Series in 2007.

In the four seasons Corpas has played since 2007, he has averaged an ERA of 5.01.

The Rockies’ 40-man roster is full, which is why Corpas was only able to sign a minor league deal, but the team is expecting him to be a legitimate candidate to make the Opening Day roster in a middle relief role.


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