Rockies ink former All-Star infielder Giles to minor league deal
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 Braves in 1996. He holds a .277 career batting average with 76 home runs and 187 doubles.
He played last season with the San Diego Padres and batted 10-for-19 with two doubles in five games at Coors Field. His .526 batting average was the highest at the stadium among players with at least 20 plate appearances in 2007, the Rockies said.
Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press
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