Rockies To Sign Matt Holliday To Minor League Deal

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Matt Holliday with the New York Yankees on October 3, 2017. (Photo: Elsa/Getty IMgaes)

It looks like a familiar face is back with the Colorado Rockies.

According to reports, the Rockies have signed Matt Holliday to a minor league deal.

Thomas Harding of was the first to report it was a "distinct possibility." USA Today's Bob Nightengale then tweeted the Rockies "sign the slugger to Minor league deal."

Additionally, KOA NewsRadio learned the Holliday could be flying into Grand Junction tonight (Saturday, July 28).

Holliday played for the Rockies from 2004-2008 was was a member of their World Series runner-up team that lost to the Boston Red Sox in the Fall Classic.

In his five years in Denver, Holliday hit .319 with 128 home runs and 483 RBIs.

The Rockies traded Holliday to the Oakland A's after the 2008 season in a deal that brought outfielder Carlos Gonzalez to the Rockies.

Holliday went on to win a World Series with the Cardinals in 2011, playing for the club from 2009-2016.

He spent last year with the New York Yankees.

The Rockies originally selected Holliday in the seventh round of the 1998 June Amateur Draft.

***UDATE: It became official on Sunday, July 29.

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