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Reports: Saunders, Rox have Minor League deal

Outfielder last appeared in Majors in 2017
January 1, 2019

DENVER -- Left-handed hitting Michael Saunders, an All-Star in 2016 with the Blue Jays, has signed a Minor League contract with the Rockies, according to multiple reports. The team has not announced the deal, but Saunders is expected to be in Major League camp for Spring Training.Saunders, 32, last played

DENVER -- Left-handed hitting Michael Saunders, an All-Star in 2016 with the Blue Jays, has signed a Minor League contract with the Rockies, according to multiple reports. The team has not announced the deal, but Saunders is expected to be in Major League camp for Spring Training.
Saunders, 32, last played in the Majors in 2017 with the Blue Jays, whom he joined after the Phillies released him three months into a one-year, $8 million contract. Last season, Saunders played a total of 38 games at the Triple-A level for the Orioles and the White Sox, hitting .158 with two home runs and 18 RBIs.
In 2016, Saunders played in a career-high 140 games and batted .253 with a career-best 24 home runs and 57 RBIs. In nine Major League seasons, Saunders had hit .232 with a .305 on-base percentage and .397 slugging percentage.

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