Report: Rockies release outfielder Drew Stubbs
Drew Stubbs' tenure with the Colorado Rockies has reportedly come to an abrupt end.
NBC Sports reports Friday that the Rockies have released Stubbs, whom they had designated for assignment on Aug. 12 amid his extended struggles as the plate this season.
Stubbs, who was originally acquired by Colorado from the Cleveland Indians in an offseason trade in Dec. 2013, had an excellent first season in center field for the Rockies in 2014, hitting .289/.339/.482 with 15 home runs, 43 RBI, and 20 stolen bases out of 23 attempts.
However, the 30-year-old outfielder struggled mightily at the plate this season beginning the year with an 0-for-20 slump, from which he never fully recovered despite improved offensive success in July and August.
He left Colorado hitting .216/.286/.431 with five home runs and 10 RBI in 102 at-bats over 51 games.
The Rockies will be responsible for Stubbs' $5.8-million salary, which gives teams the opportunity to pick him up for the rest of the season for the league minimum.
(h/t NBC Sports)