Colorado Rockies Sign Former Tigers Catcher

The Colorado Rockies have signed Grayson Greiner, a 30-year-old catcher who was recently released by the Minnesota Twins, to a minor league contract.

According to the Denver Gazette's Danielle Allentuck and's Thomas Harding, Greiner will provide additional depth for the Rockies' Triple-A affiliate in Albuquerque after Willie MacIver, the original Triple-A catcher, received a shoulder injection and will be out for 6-8 weeks.

Greiner spent most of the 2022 season with the Triple-A Reno team for the Diamondbacks, batting .232/.318/.391 with six home runs and 20 RBI in 170 plate appearances. Although he played two games for the Diamondbacks last year, he spent the rest of his time in the minors.

The 30-year-old has played four of his five major-league seasons with the Tigers, compiling a .201/.274/.309 triple-slash line, with nine home runs, 46 RBIs, and 42 runs scored across 137 games played.

With this signing, the Rockies have bolstered their catching depth and can rely on Greiner to contribute as needed. His experience and skills as a catcher will be an asset to the Triple-A team and could potentially lead to an opportunity with the major league team in the future. Photo Credit: Joe Puetz-USA TODAY Sports