Around the Majors: Last set of position players reportby Lee Sinins
February 25, 2005
1) Position players report today for the Brewers and Twins.
2) Devil Rays OF Marty Cordova retired.
Cordova had a .792 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and -20 RCAA in 952 games. He missed the entire 2004 season, after playing in just 9 games in 2003.
3) The Rockies signed Ps Matt Anderson and David Coggin to minor league contracts.
Anderson had a 4.89 ERA/-7 RSAA in 245 games with the 1998-2003 Tigers.
Coggin had a 4.52 ERA/-9 RSAA in 60 games with the 2000-02 Phillies.
4) The Royals signed OF Matt Diaz to a minor league contract, with an invitation to spring training, and signed 2B Carlos Febles to a 2 year minor league contract.
Febles got an unusual 2 year minor league contract since torn his ACL during winter ball and is expected to miss the entire 2005 season. He had a .683 OPS/-83 RCAA in 506 games with the 1998-2003 Royals.
5) Reds P Bubba Nelson was arrested on DWI charges.
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