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Rox ink Minors contract with catcher Nicholas

November 11, 2018

DENVER -- Catcher Brett Nicholas, who appeared in 36 games with the Rangers in 2016 and '17, agreed to terms on a Minor League contract with the Rockies on Sunday, the club said.Nicholas, 30, hit a combined .252 with the Rangers. He spent last season with the Padres' Triple-A club

DENVER -- Catcher Brett Nicholas, who appeared in 36 games with the Rangers in 2016 and '17, agreed to terms on a Minor League contract with the Rockies on Sunday, the club said.
Nicholas, 30, hit a combined .252 with the Rangers. He spent last season with the Padres' Triple-A club in El Paso after arriving in an April trade from the Rangers. Nicholas batted .291 with a .353 on-base percentage and a .485 slugging percentage, 16 home runs and 83 RBIs for El Paso.
Nicholas' acquisition as a non-roster player means the Rockies currently have four catchers with Major League experience. There are three on the Major League roster: Chris Iannetta, headed into the final year of a two-year contract; Tony Wolters, the backup for much of the season; and Tom Murphy, who split the season between the Majors and Triple-A Albuquerque. Andrew Butera, acquired from the Royals in late August, became a free agent at season's end.
Nicholas has also appeared in 419 Minor League games at first base.

Thomas Harding has covered the Rockies since 2000, and for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter and like his Facebook page.