Diamondbacks claim Jordan Pacheco off waivers from Rockies

Doug Pensinger

Pacheco will likely back up Miguel Montero at catcher for Arizona.

The Arizona Diamondbacks have claimed Jordan Pacheco off waivers from the Colorado Rockies, according to a baseball source. Pacheco was placed on outright waivers two days ago after being designated for assignment by the Rockies last week.

Pacheco, 28, has seen major league time at catcher, first base, second base, third base and left field since breaking into the majors with Colorado in 2011. He will likely serve as a utility man for the D'Backs, serving as the backup catcher to Miguel Montero in place of the light-hitting Tuffy Gosewisch.

In four major league seasons, Pacheco is a lifetime .281 hitter with 8 HR and 98 RBI. He appeared in only 22 games with the Rockies this season, hitting .236 with 8 RBI and seeing time at catcher, first, and second. His best season came back in 2012, when he finished sixth in the voting for NL Rookie of the Year after hitting .309 with 5 HR and 54 RBI in 132 games.

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