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02/24/2007 3:32 PM ET
Rockies agree to terms with OF Steve Finley on Minor League contract
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TUCSON -- The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have agreed to terms with outfielder Steve Finley (#21) on a minor league contract. Finley will be a non-roster player in the club's major league spring training.

Finley, who will turn 42 on March 12, is a veteran of 18 major league seasons. He spent last year with San Francisco, batting .246 with 6 home runs and 40 RBI in 139 games (103 starts). He has 303 career home runs and 320 career stolen bases, as he is one of just six players in major league history to surpass 300 home runs and 300 steals in his career. The only other players to accomplish that feat are Barry Bonds, Bobby Bonds, Andre Dawson, Willie Mays, and Reggie Sanders. Finley matched Mays' San Francisco record with 12 triples in 2006, becoming the first player 40 or older to hit more than 8 triples in a season since 41-year-old Honus Wagner had 17 three-baggers for the 1915 Pittsburgh Pirates.

Finley has batted .272 over 2540 major league games with Baltimore (1989-90), Houston (1991-94), San Diego (1995-98), Arizona (1999-2004), Los Angeles (2004), LA of Anaheim (2005), and San Francisco (2006). The Rockies are the only N.L. West team for which Finley has not appeared. He has seven 20-homer seasons in his career, including four campaigns with at least 30 home runs. His 124 triples are most among active players, while his 2,531 hits ranks fourth among current players. Finley is a .314 career hitter at Coors Field.

Finley is scheduled to arrive in Tucson this evening, and will likely participate in the Rockies' workout tomorrow at the Hi Corbett Field complex.

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