SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Outfielder Ryan Raburn and the Colorado Rockies agreed Friday to a minor league contract.
The 34-year-old spent the past three years with the Cleveland Indians. He hit eight home runs and drove in 29 in 82 games last season, hitting .301.
"We struggled against left-handed pitchers last year, and Raburn has a great track record, especially against lefties," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "Our outfield is relatively thin as far as depth, and I know he can do some damage."
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Detroit selected him in the fifth round of the 2001 amateur draft and he spent his first seven major league seasons with the Tigers. He has a .256 average in 10 big league seasons with 82 homers and 322 RBIs.