Rockies Designate Wil Nieves for Assignment

PHOENIX, AZ - JUNE 05: Wil Nieves #41 of the Colorado Rockies reacts after striking out against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the eighth inning of a MLB game at Chase Field on June 5, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks defeated the Rockies 10-0. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

The Colorado Rockies have reinstated catcher Wil Nieves from the 15-day disabled list and designated him for assignment, the team has announced:

Nieves has appeared in 16 games with the Rockies this season. Over 47 at-bats, he hit at a clip of .298/.333/.404 with three extra-base hits and five RBIs. The 34-year-old has been out since early July while dealing with turf toe.

The Rockies signed Nieves this off-season after he spent the 2011 campaign with the Milwaukee Brewers and Atlanta Braves. He appeared in 20 games with the Brewers, but spent a majority of the season playing at the Triple-A level.

Nieves saw his most extensive playing time as a member of the Washington Nationals. He collected 558 at-bats over three seasons with the club between 2008-2010, hitting at a combined clip of .244/.293/.315.

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