Mora signs with Rockies

Updated: February 5, 2010, 5:28 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies have finalized a $1.3 million, one-year contract with 38-year-old infielder Melvin Mora, who spent the last 10 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles.

He will back up young slugger Ian Stewart at third base, a position where he played 809 games for Baltimore. The versatile Mora has played every infield and outfield position in his career.

In 2003, he made the AL All-Star team as an outfielder and won the AL Gold Glove award at third base the following year.

Mora is a career .278 hitter who began his career with the New York Mets in 1999.

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