Colorado comes to terms with Humphreys

Reid Humphreys signed with the Colorado Rockies for $227,400. (Kelly Price/ Mississippi State)

Reid Humphreys signed with the Colorado Rockies for $227,400. (Kelly Price/ Mississippi State)

Mississippi State left fielder/ closer Reid Humphreys came to terms with the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday and signed a $227,400 contract.

The Rockies selected Humphreys in the seventh round with the 200th overall pick. The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder from Brandon signed for the slot value of the pick.

It was the second time Humphreys had been drafted having previously been taken in the 36th round by the Washington Nationals in 2013.

As a junior, Humphreys started 55 games and hit .310 with five home runs and 44 RBIs but was drafted by Colorado as a pitcher. In 17 relief appearances, he was 0-1 with a team-high seven saves, 31 strikeouts and seven walks in 22 2/3 innings.

Humphreys is the first Bulldog to sign with the Rockies since Jaron Shepherd in 2011 and is the younger brother of former MSU standout Tyler Moore, who is currently in the Atlanta Braves organization.

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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