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Rockies signing franchise great Matt Holliday to minor league contract

Vincent Frank

Among the hitters who have taken advantage of the high altitude of Coors Field, Matt Holliday may stand above the rest.

During his brilliant five-year career with the Colorado Rockies, the now 38-year-old Holliday hit a splendid .319 with a .361 batting average at home.

Now, a decade removed from playing his last game as a member of the Rockies, Holliday is signing a minor league deal with the team.

This has an opportunity to be one heck of a story. Holliday has not suited up since being a member of the New York Yankees last season. He found a way to hit 19 homers and drive in 61 runs while posting a career-low .231 mark.

With Colorado only two games back in the NL West and half of game out of the final wildcard spot, there’s a chance Holliday could become a key figure in the team’s postseason run down the stretch.

Over the course of his 14-year MLB career, the seven-time All-Star has hit .299 with 314 homers and 1,217 RBI.