The Colorado Rockies on Monday agreed with infielder Kazuo Matsui on a minor league contract, MLB.com reports. Pending a physical, Matsui will report to the club’s Triple-A affiliate in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Matsui, 35, was part of the Rockies’ 2007 National League championship team, providing speed at the top of the order. Since then he has slowly declined, culminating in his release by the Astros last week. Matsui batted .141 in 27 games for Houston this season.
MLB.com reports Matsui will provide infield insurance for the Rockies.