Amarista, Rox reportedly agree to 1-year deal

Amarista, Rox reportedly agree to 1-year deal

The Rockies have agreed to a one-year Major League contract with veteran utility player Alexi Amarista, according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman. The club has not confirmed the deal.

The 27-year-old Amarista was non-tendered by the Padres after hitting .257/.295/.271 in 65 games last season. In six seasons with the Angels and Padres, Amarista hit .230/.276/.320. He's played both middle-infield positions, and he has also spent time at third and in the outfield.

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New Rockies manager Bud Black is familiar with Amarista, having managed him with San Diego from 2012-15.

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Manny Randhawa is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @MannyRsports. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.