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 MLB.com 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.
He will take his physical tomorrow morning, work out with the Rookie-level club, do that for a couple days until he is ready for games, then go from there. The plan is to play a few at Grand Junction, then join the @ABQTopes to see if he can make it back to the #Rockies. https://t.co/IjIKVsgtFG— Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) July 29, 2018
"I always enjoyed my time in Colorado. Even during the 10 years that I've been gone I always kept in touch with a lot of the people and players. I've always had an affection for the organization. I've always thought if I had the chance to go back, it would be real special." https://t.co/DLr0FgzeZZ— Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) July 29, 2018
Was texting w/ Matt Holliday earlier. Plan is for him to take physical on Saturday then spend 4-5 days in Grand Junction, possibly play a few games. Then go to AAA to see if can find groove to help #Rockies down stretch as bench player. No risk, potential high reward #Denver7— Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) July 29, 2018
Matt Holliday’s career is not over, after all. The Colorado Rockies sign the slugger to Minor league deal.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 28, 2018
The deal is agreed upon, but as normal with a free agent it's pending a physical. https://t.co/pjlFBdKbmm— Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) July 28, 2018
Nothing official but have heard Holliday could be flying into Grand Junction tonight. https://t.co/bpvb9afqU6— Mike Rice (@MRiceKOA) July 28, 2018
I've learned that OF Matt Holliday signing a Minor League contract with the #Rockies is a distinct possibility.— Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) July 28, 2018