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Batista looks to join forces with Weiss


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Rockies manager Walt Weiss went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts and a double play against Miguel Batista during his playing career.

Now Batista, 42, is in Rockies camp as a non-roster invitee attempting to make Weiss's roster.

"You're talking about a durable arm," Weiss said. "That's funny because of his age, but that's his strength, his durability. He's still running it up there at 94 [mph] at times.

"I got a very personal scouting report against him. The guy's been in the World Series. He's pitched in a lot of different games in a lot of different roles. There's certainly a niche for a guy like him. There's a lot of competition in that niche, but that's why we brought him in."

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