OF Lew Ford joins the organization
Lew Ford, a right-handed hitting outfielder, signed a minor league contract with the Rockies. The 32-year-old Ford played all or parts of five seasons with the Twins before going to Japan in 2008 where he batted 129 times in 47 games for the Hanshin Tigers and hit .225 with three homers and 11 RBI.
Ford’s best season with the Twins was 2004 when he hit .299 with 15 homers, 72 RBI, a .381 on-base percentage and 20 stolen bases in 154 games. He played 147 games for them in 2005 and hit .264 with seven homers and 53 RBI.