• Rockies finalize two-year deal with Morneau

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Dec 13, 2013
    The Rockies finalized a two-year deal with veteran first baseman Justin Morneau on Friday. Morneau, 32, figures to allow the Rockies to platoon at first base, with Morneau starting against right-handed pitchers and catcher Wilin Rosario sliding to first base against lefties. Morneau, who has only played first base defensively, had spent his entire career with the Twins before joining the Pirates for last year's stretch run. Morneau realizes the comparisons are inevitable as he inherits the position from Helton, who retired after a 17-year career in the Mile High City. "You see how rare it is for someone to play their entire career with one organization and put up the numbers he did throughout his career.
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