Rockies acquire infielder Fields from Pirates
The Colorado Rockies acquired infielder Josh Fields from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday for a player to be named later or cash.
Fields, 28, is former first-round pick and top prospect in the Chicago White Sox organization. He hit .306 in a brief stint with the Kansas City Royals in 2010 and signed a minor-league deal with the Pirates in the offseason. In 21 spring games, he hit .176 and was reassigned to the minor-league camp last week.
Fields plays primarily first and third base, but has some experience in the outfield. He will provide depth at Triple-A, but will not be placed on the 40-man roster.