Ryan Howard signs minor-league deal with Colorado Rockies

Ruben Hill
August 13, 2017

In exchange for a player to be named later (who would eventually be left-hander Fabio Castro), the Phillies acquired first baseman/outfielder Matt Stairs from the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have agreed to term on a Minor League contract with former Philadelphia Phillies great, Ryan Howard. Howard signed a minors deal with the Braves at the start of the 2017 season, but was released by the team in May after an 11-game stint in Triple-A Gwinnett.

Howard hasn't played a major league game since last season with Philadelphia but spent a portion of this season in the Braves minor league system. The team bought out his contract for $10 million.

Over 1572 career games in the Majors, Howard has a.258 average with 382 homers, 1194 RBIs and a on-base percentage of.343. The following season, Howard was voted the National League MVP after registering a league-leading 58 home runs and 149 RBI while hitting.313.

After that debilitating injury, Howard was never able to return to form and batted better than.230 just once (2013) during his final five years in the City of Brotherly Love.

Now 37 years of age, the former National League MVP (2006) and World Series champ (2008) will get another chance to play ball.

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