LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 08: Casey Blake #23 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts as he throws the ball late to first base resulting in a Ryan Howard #6 of the Philadelphia Phillies infield single scoring Shane Victorino during the first inning for a 1-0 lead at Dodger Stadium on August 8, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
On the mend from a neck injury that kept him out of much of the second half of 2011, the 38-year-old Blake had signed a non-guaranteed, $2 million Major League deal with the Rockies during the offseason.
Though Blake didn't become a full-time player until age 29, he had nine solid seasons split between the Indians and Dodgers. The righty hit .264/.337/.444 the last nine seasons, good enough for 23.5 WAR and a 108 OPS+,
With only a week to go until opening day for all but two teams, Blake's window of opportunity for getting picked up by another team is a small one.
Rockies release Blake, eye youth for third base | ColoradoRockies.com: News
The Rockies unconditionally released third baseman Casey Blake on Tuesday, which most likely means the club will go young at the position to start the season.