Rockies finalize $1.3 million deal with Mora

  • Fri Feb 5th, 2010 2:47pm
  • Sports

Associated Press

DENVER — The Colorado Rockies have finalized a $1.3 million, one-year contract with 38-year-old infielder Melvin Mora, who spent the last 10 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles.

He will back up young slugger Ian Stewart at third base, a position where he played 809 games for Baltimore. The versatile Mora has played every infield and outfield position in his career.

In 2003, he made the AL All-Star team as an outfielder and won the AL Gold Glove award at third base the following year.

Mora is a career .278 hitter who began his career with the New York Mets in 1999.