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.