Perhaps the single greatest player in Colorado Rockies history will soon be back with the big league club.
After signing a minor league contract with Colorado earlier this summer, outfielder Matt Holliday has been called up from Triple-A Albuquerque and could be at Coors Field in time for Thursday’s game against the San Diego Padres.
OFFICIAL: The Colorado Rockies have selected the contract of OF Matt Holliday.
Holliday will wear No. 7. pic.twitter.com/zpbgKxgMvR
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) August 23, 2018
Holliday, 38, has not played for the Rockies since being dealt to the Oakland Athletics following the 2008 season. A seven-time All-Star, he posted a .319 average with 128 homers and 483 RBI in five seasons with the Rockies.
The outfielder was hitting at a splendid .345 average with a .455 on-base percentage in two minor league stops before getting the call. He’ll now join a Rockies team that’s in the midst of a pennant race, just 1.5 games behind the Arizona Diamondbacks in the NL West.