SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Giants have agreed to a deal with veteran outfielder Tyler Colvin, according to league sources. The deal, which is pending a physical, would put Colvin in big league camp as a non-roster invitee and throw him into the competition for the fifth outfield spot.
Colvin, 29, hit just .160 with three homers in 27 appearances for the Colorado Rockies last season. In five big league seasons, Colvin has hit .241 with 47 homers while playing all three outfield spots. He broke into the big leagues with the Chicago Cubs and hit 20 homers in 2010, his first full big league season. Colvin hit 18 homers for the Rockies in 2012.
Juan Perez is the favorite to win the final spot in the outfield, with Roger Kieschnick also expected to get a long look this spring. Colvin, a left-handed hitter, will now be thrown into that mix.