Drew Stubbs designated for assignment by the Rockies


Colorado has designated Drew Stubbs for assignment, cutting the $5.8 million outfielder loose after he hit just .216 with five homers and a .717 OPS in 51 games.

Stubbs has largely been a disappointment throughout his career, struggling to make enough consistent contact to put his 20-homer power and 30-steal speed to good use. However, he had a nice 2014 season for the Rockies as a part-time player, hitting .289 with 15 homers, 20 steals, and a career-high .821 OPS in 132 games to convince them he was worth keeping around for $5.8 million via arbitration.

Because he’s still owed about $1.5 million Stubbs figures to pass through waivers unclaimed, but once the Rockies release him there should be some interest from teams viewing him as a decent backup option.