Rox sign utility man Iribarren to Minors deal

Rox sign utility man Iribarren to Minors deal

Rox sign utility man Iribarren to Minors deal
DENVER -- Utility man Hernan Iribarren, who appeared in 24 games from 2008-09 with the Brewers, has agreed to terms on a Minor League contract with the Rockies, player development director Marc Gustafson said Wednesday.

Iribarren, 26, a second baseman by trade who can play a number of other positions and move to the outfield, has hit .185 with two RBIs in his brief time in the Majors. He hit .231 in 13 at-bats for the Brewers in 2009.

The left-handed-hitting Iribarren has received an invitation to Major League Spring Training.

Iribarren hit .275 with eight home runs and 70 RBIs in 128 games at Triple-A Oklahoma City last season and is batting .318 with two homers and 11 RBIs while playing for the Tigres de Aragua in the Venezuelan Winter League.

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