Report: Rockies sign infielder Brandon Wood
FoxSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Colorado Rockies have signed infielder Brandon Wood. Once considered one of the top prospects in the game with the Los Angeles Angels, Wood has struggled with strikeouts in the majors. He was claimed off waivers last summer by the Pittsburgh Pirates, for whom Wood hit .220 with seven home runs and 31 RBI in 99 games.
Wood had been outrighted by the Pirates this offseason.
Jon Heyman of SI.com adds that Wood will make $100,000 over the major-league minimum if he makes the team. Heyman also reports that the Rockies have been getting some interest in Ian Stewart from other clubs.