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Rockies sign Domonic Brown to a minor league deal

Philadelphia Phillies v San Francisco Giants

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 11: Domonic Brown #9 of the Philadelphia Phillies holds a bat during batting practice before the game against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on July 11, 2015 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 8-5. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

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Here’s a blast from he past: Jeff Passan of Yahoo reports that the Colorado Rockies have signed free agent outfielder Domonic Brown to a minor league deal.

Brown, for years a top Phillies prospect, is 29 now. In parts of six major league seasons he hit .246/.305/.405 with 54 homers. He actually made the All-Star team in 2013, in the course of a 27-homer 83 RBI season, but outside of that year he was never really able to put it together and was never a favorite of the big league coaching staff. The Blue Jays signed him last season and he spent the entire year at Triple-A, where he put up a disappointing line of .239/.303/.336 with only seven homers.

Odds are against Brown making the Rockies -- their outfield is fairly set -- but he has a chance at a job for 2017 at least.

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