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Colorado Rockies select contract of first baseman Matt Adams

Jul 28, 2020; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA; Atlanta Braves designated hitter Matt Adams (18) warms up in the batter’s box during the second inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies selected the contract of first baseman Matt Adams on Thursday.

The 32-year-old Adams last appeared in the big leagues with the Atlanta Braves in 2020, when he hit .184 (9-for-49) with two homers and nine RBIs in 16 games. He has belted 118 career home runs in 834 games with the St. Louis Cardinals (2012-18), Washington Nationals (2019) and Braves (2020).

In a corresponding roster move, the Rockies optioned outfielder Sam Hilliard to their alternate training site. Hilliard, 27, hit .108 (4-for-37) with two homers and four RBIs in 19 games this season.

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Colorado also designated right-hander Ashton Goudeau for assignment. The 28-year-old Goudeau is 0-0 with a 7.56 ERA in four relief appearances.

–Field Level Media