Colorado Rockies sign ex-Cardinal Daniel Descalso to a 2-year deal


According to the Colorado Rockies official Twitter account, the Rockies have agreed to terms with former St. Louis Cardinals infielder Daniel Descalso on a two-year deal. It’s certainly not a deal that will ‘wow’ you by any means, but it was necessary after the trade of Josh Rutledge during the Winter Meetings.

Descalso, 28, served primarily as a utility infielder/pinch-hitter for the St. Louis Cardinals last season. The native of Redwood City, California hit .242 over a span of 104 games during the 2014 campaign, collecting 11 doubles and 10 RBI’s.

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Descalso is a career .243 hitter with 68 doubles, 11 triples, 10 home runs, and 111 RBI’s. He obviously isn’t a guy with a lot of thump in his bat, but can be a good back-up infielder who’s solid with the glove.

Josh Rutledge was traded to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for Jairo Diaz during the Winter Meetings last week. Rutledge hit at a line of .269/.323/.405 with 16 doubles, 7 triples, 4 home runs, and 33 RBI’s this past season. I liked Rutledge’s bat (can be streaky at times), but his fielding wasn’t the best. Josh committed 13 errors over a span of 91 games last season.

Rutledge would have essentially been a utility infielder yet again for Colorado due to the emergence of D.J. LeMahieu (gold glove) and of course the guy at short, Troy Tulowitzki.