Sunday, the Rockies and Matt Holliday made it official. The two sides agreed on a minor league deal.
Holliday returns to the team for which he played from 2004-2008 and helped lead the Rockies to the 2007 World Series. The Rockies would lose to the Boston Red Sox four games to none in the Fall Classic.
In his five years with the Rockies, 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.
Patti Arnold of the Grand Junction Sentinel captured the video below. Holliday talks about being back with the Rockies, what his role might eventually be, the infamous slide at home plate during the 2007 play-in game against the Padres and more.
Plus, you can check out some of his batting practice with the GJ Rockies.
The #Rockies have agreed to terms with Matt Holliday on a Minor League contract.— Rockies PR (@RockiesPR) July 29, 2018