Report: Rockies signing Matt Holliday to minor league deal

Oct 12, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Matt Holliday (17, right) looks on at batting practice during workouts at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

In 2007 Matt Holliday became synonymous with the most famous run in Colorado Rockies history. Nearly 11 years later, the veteran outfielder/first baseman will be returning to potentially finish his career in the purple pinstripes.

According to multiple reports, the 38-year old veteran is coming out of presumed retirement to sign a minor league contract with the ball club that drafted him in the seventh round in 1998. In 1,898 career games, Holliday has 2,081 hits, 314 home runs and a .299 batting average. In 105 games with the New York Yankees last season, Holliday hit .231, drove in 64 runs and hit 19 home runs.

Rockies fans will forever remember Holliday as the player that sent them to the playoffs for the first time in over a decade. In 2007, Holliday had one of the most productive seasons at the plate in major league history and fell just short of winning the National League MVP. One would imagine that a homecoming for Holliday would be well received by the fans, so it will be interesting to see how the situation plays out.

 

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