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Ryan Howard Signs With Colorado Rockies

Former Phillie inks a minor league deal

Former Philadelphia Phillie Ryan Howard is returning to baseball as he signed a minor-league contract with the Colorado Rockies, the team announced via Twitter on Saturday afternoon. Howard will report to the Albuquerque Isotopes, Colorado's Triple-A affiliate. According to the Isotopes Twitter account, Howard is active for the team's game on Saturday night. He will wear number 6.

The 37-year old first baseman spent 13 total seasons with the Phillies, which includes a world series championships in 2008 and a National League Rookies of the Year title in 2006. Howard's tenure with the club came to a close in 2016.

The St. Louis native signed a minor-league deal with the Atlanta Braves in April where he played at the Triple-A level shortly before being released on May 8.


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