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Rockies call up veteran OF Jay Payton

Updated: September 7, 2010, 10:02 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Jay Payton's beard has turned gray, the only hint of his advancing age.

Otherwise, the 37-year-old veteran outfielder is still as muscular as ever, still as good of a contact hitter as always.

After tearing it up all season at Triple-A Colorado Springs, Payton had his contract purchased Tuesday by the Colorado Rockies.

And just like that, Payton is a major leaguer again for the first time since 2008.

"Seems like it's been 10 years," said Payton, who hasn't suited ...

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