Rockies add outfielder Ryan Raburn to big league roster

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Colorado Rockies have added outfielder Ryan Raburn to their major league roster.

Raburn's contract was selected Tuesday from Triple-A Albuquerque, and he will have a $1.5 million salary in the big leagues this season.

Raburn is hitting .206 this spring training with no homers and five RBIs. He figures to primarily be a backup in the outfield, but has played in the infield over his career.

The 34-year-old Raburn is coming off a season in which he hit .301 for Cleveland.

He can make $1.2 million in performance bonuses based on plate appearances: $200,000 each for 100, 200 and 300, and $300,000 apiece for 400 and 500.

Colorado also optioned catcher Dustin Garneau to Albuquerque on Tuesday.

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