Iglesias, Kuhl ink 1-year pacts with Rockies

March 17th, 2022

The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have agreed to terms with infielder José Iglesias and right-handed pitcher Chad Kuhl on one-year contracts that cover the 2022 season.

Iglesias, 32, split 2021 between Los Angeles-AL and Boston, batting .271 (131-for-483) with 27 doubles, two triples, nine home runs and 48 RBI … started 114 games at shortstop and 14 games at second base … hit .373 (53-for-142) with Baltimore during the shortened 2020 season, leading the Majors in batting (min. 150 plate appearances) … in parts of 10 Major League seasons with Boston (2011-13, 2021), Detroit (2013-18), Cincinnati (2019), Baltimore (2020) and Los Angeles-AL (2021), holds a career .277 (923-for-3331) batting average with 44 home runs … was named an American League All-Star with Detroit in 2015, batting .314 (80-for-255) with 18 walks and 27 strikeouts in 77 games prior to the break … since 2015, ranks seventh in the Majors with 8.45 plate appearances per strikeout … the La Habana, Cuba native was originally signed by Boston as a non-drafted international free agent on Sept. 8, 2009.

Kuhl, 29, was originally drafted by Pittsburgh in the ninth round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Delaware and remained with the organization until declaring free agency this past offseason … the Middletown, Del. native pitched to a 5-7 record with a 4.82 ERA (80.1 IP, 43 ER) in 28 games, 14 starts, with the Pirates in 2021 … was limited due to two stints on the injured list: April 22-May 31 and Aug. 2-20 … underwent Tommy John surgery in September 2018 and missed the entire 2019 campaign … in parts of five Major League campaigns 2016-18 and 2020-21, is 25-30 with a 4.44 ERA (439.2 IP, 217 ER) in 100 games, 84 starts.