Rockies sign Morneau

Updated: December 13, 2013

Denver, CO ( – The Colorado Rockies have signed first
baseman Justin Morneau to a two-year contract with a mutual option for 2016.

The Denver Post indicated last week that the deal will pay the former AL MVP
just under $13 million.

Morneau, who spent the first 10 1/2 seasons of his career with the Minnesota
Twins before he was dealt to the Pittsburgh Pirates late last season, will
have the tall task of replacing long-time Rockies first baseman Todd Helton.

Over 11 seasons in the majors, the Canadian slugger has batted .277 with 221
homers and 863 RBI.