Reliever Julian Tavarez, claimed on waivers last week, agreed to a $1.2 million, one-year contract with the Colorado Rockies.
The Rockies acquired the 26-year-old right-hander on waivers from the San Francisco Giants last Tuesday. Tavarez had until Sunday to decide whether to reject the claim and become a free agent.
Tavarez was 2-0 with a 5.93 ERA last season, when injuries limited him to a career-low 47 appearances. He was 5-3 with a 3.80 ERA in 60 games with the Giants in 1998 and led the majors with 89 appearances in 1997.
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