Report: San Francisco Giants Sign OF Tyler Colvin To Minor-League Deal

Jun 26, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Colorado Rockies right fielder Tyler Colvin (21) reacts to striking out during the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

According to a report, the San Francisco Giants have signed outfielder Tyler Colvin to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The San Jose Mercury News reported Saturday morning that Colvin will be part of the competition for the fifth outfield spot along with Juan Perez and Roger Kieschnick.

Colvin’s career has been up-and-down, marked by major peaks and valleys. As a rookie with the Cubs in 2010, Colvin hit .254/.316/.500 in 135 games with 60 runs, 18 doubles, five triples, 20 home runs and 56 RBI.

But he followed that up in 2011 with a .150/.204/.306 line in 80 games, with six homers and 20 RBI and a ticket back to Triple-A Iowa, where he hit just .256/.270/.478 with seven homers in 50 games.

Colvin was dealt with D.J. LeMahieu to the Rockies in December 2011 for Ian Stewart and Casey Weathers and had a solid first season in Colorado, hitting .290/.327/.531 in 136 games, with 62 runs, 27 doubles, 10 triples, 18 homers and 72 RBI.

But he cratered again in 2013, posting a .160/.192/.280 line in 27 games with three homers and 10 RBI and was sent to Triple-A Colorado Springs for all but a couple of months last season, where he hit .275/.377/.480 in 67 games with nine homers and 32 RBI.

He refused a minor-league assignment in October and became a free agent.

Based on his career numbers, it would seem getting Colvin in an even-numbered year could be a good thing.

He was the 13th overall pick by the Cubs out of Clemson University in 2006 and debuted with Chicago in September 2009.

Topics: San Francisco Giants, Tyler Colvin

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