Saturday, February 24, 2007

Steve Finley Takes First Step Toward NL West Pentafecta

From "Finley will try to win job with Rockies" at

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- The Colorado Rockies signed veteran outfielder Steve Finley to a minor league contract on Saturday.

Finely is a non-roster invitee at the club's spring training camp.

Finley, who turns 42 next month, has played 18 Major League seasons. He hit .246 last year with the San Francisco Giants, including six home runs and 40 RBIs. He's a career .272 hitter with 303 home runs and 320 career stolen bases, one of only six players ever with 300 home runs and 300 stolen bases.

In his career, Finley has played with Baltimore, Houston, San Diego, Arizona, Los Angeles, Anaheim and San Francisco, making the Rockies the lone National League West team he hasn't played for at some time.

Finley has hit .314 at Coors Field.

Good luck, Fins! I wonder if anyone else has already accomplished playing for all five NL West teams.

UPDATE: Jon from Dodger Thoughts is way ahead of us....It appears the race is on between Finley and Matt Herges.


Jon Weisman said...

Orel said...

thanks Jon