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Rockies ink former All-Star infielder Giles to minor league deal

Updated: January 8, 2008, 9:13 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Former All-Star infielder Marcus Giles has signed a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies.

Giles, whose .316 batting average in 2003 was the highest season batting average for an Atlanta Braves second baseman, was also invited to spring training, Rockies officials said Tuesday.

Colorado has been without a second baseman since Kaz Matsui signed a three-year, $16.5 million contract with Houston last month.

Giles, 29, was drafted by the ...

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