News about Alfredo Amezaga and Mike Jacobs

Thought I would pass along some news about a couple of former Florida Marlins. In this case, Alfredo Amezaga and Mike Jacobs.

According to the Rockies official site.


Infielder Alfredo Amezaga had the look of a man who was saying goodbye, if only temporarily.

Amezaga and first baseman Mike Jacobs were the latest Rockies to be reassigned to Minor League camp on Monday.


The Rockies believe Amezaga needs regular action at Triple-A Colorado Springs to reach both full health and effectiveness. He can play several infield and outfield positions, and in his short time in camp he proved he is the team's best defensive alternative should star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki become injured.

First off, I didn't know the Amazing One or Jacobs were with the Rockies organization. Perhaps you did. But if Alfredo is getting healthy, it doesn't surprise me at all he impressed the team with his glove work at short. Heck, he was the best defensive short stop in the organization when he was with the Marlins.

Mike Jacobs sounds like he is still Mike Jacobs. I will leave it for you to decide whether that is good or bad.

Jacobs, 30, who played for the Mets, Marlins and Royals before joining the Rockies as a non-roster invitee, hit .205 with one home run and six RBIs in 23 Cactus League games. Jacobs was signed as insurance in case of an injury to regular first baseman Todd Helton.

Probably Jacobs will be in the minors as an insurance policy for most of the season. But given Helton's history, he could be up with the big club at some point in the season as a place holder.

Amezaga on the other hand, if he can get back into playing shape, might find himself as an important part of the Rockies bench. Should this happen, I can't wait to see the Rockies forgo their standard warmup and start Salsa Dancing. You know it will happen.

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