Right-hander John Maine has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Rockies, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, a day after it was reported that Philadelphia was on the pitcher’s short list of teams to sign with.
CSNPhilly.com's Jim Salisbury reported Wednesday that Maine was mulling offers from two teams, and, according to reports the Phillies were a possibility. The Phils watched Maine several times this winter, hinting at potential interest. He was expected to garner a minor-league deal. No go. If he doesn’t make the Rockies’ opening day roster, he can reportedly opt out. If he makes it, he can reportedly make up to $3 million if he pitches in the bigs. Maine was unable to find guaranteed money, or a major league roster spot, coming off season-ending shoulder surgery seven months ago. Seemingly strapped for offers, Maine joins an organization with a full starting rotation that plays in the most hitter-friendly park ever. Rock lobster. Maine lobster, that is.
Written for Beerleaguer by Evan Burgos