Nats sign Taveras to minor-league deal

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- The Washington Nationals agreed to terms Monday with outfielder Willy Taveras on a minor league contract.

Cincinnati Reds sign Taveras for 2 years

CINCINNATI, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The Cincinnati Reds signed Willy Taveras to a two-year contract Saturday, ending the team's search for a lead-off hitter and center fielder.

MLB: San Diego 9, Colorado 4

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Luis Rodriguez had three hits and one RBI Saturday to key the San Diego Padres' 9-4 win over Colorado.

MLB: Colorado 8, Washington 2

DENVER, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Ian Stewart and Brad Hawpe each drove in two runs, helping Colorado down Washington 8-2 Tuesday in the second of a four-game series.

MLB: Colorado 4, San Diego 0

DENVER, July 1 (UPI) -- Aaron Cook pitched a complete game for the first shutout of his career Tuesday, carrying the Colorado Rockies to a 4-0 win over the San Diego Padres.

MLB: Chi. White Sox 5, Colorado 4

CHICAGO, June 13 (UPI) -- A.J. Pierzynski's infield single drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning Friday, giving the Chicago White Sox a 5-4 victory over Colorado.

MLB: Colorado 3, Minnesota 2

DENVER, Conn., May 18 (UPI) -- Ryan Spilborghs' pinch single in the bottom of the eighth inning Saturday gave the Colorado Rockies a 3-2 win over Minnesota.

MLB: San Diego 3, Colorado 2

SAN DIEGO, May 11 (UPI) -- Adrian Gonzalez belted a three-run homer in the bottom of the fourth inning Saturday, propelling the San Diego Padres to a 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies.

MLB: Colorado 4, San Diego 2

SAN DIEGO, May 10 (UPI) -- Brad Hawpe's two-run single in the sixth put Colorado in front Friday and the Rockies went on to win their third straight -- 4-2 over San Diego.

MLB: Colorado 3, San Francisco 2

SAN FRANCISCO, April 30 (UPI) -- Chris Iannetta homered and scored the game-winning run in the seventh, allowing the Colorado Rockies to take a 3-2 victory from the San Francisco Giants.

MLB: LA Dodgers 3, Colorado 2 (10 innings)

LOS ANGELES, April 27 (UPI) -- James Loney's RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning Sunday gave the Los Angeles Dodgers a 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies.

MLB: Philadelphia 8, Colorado 6

DENVER, April 23 (UPI) -- Pat Burrell's bases-clearing double in the ninth inning Tuesday, propelled the Philadelphia Phillies to an 8-6 win over the Colorado Rockies.

MLB: Colorado 2, San Diego 1 (22 innings)

SAN DIEGO, April 18 (UPI) -- Troy Tulowitzki's 22nd-inning RBI double lifted Colorado to a 2-1 win over San Diego Thursday in the major leagues' longest extra-inning game in 15 years.

MLB: Colorado 10, San Diego 2

SAN DIEGO, April 17 (UPI) -- Troy Tulowitzki and Clint Barmes both drove in two runs during a seven-run ninth Wednesday, boosting Colorado to a 10-2 win over San Diego.

MLB: Boston 2, Colorado 1

BOSTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Mike Lowell doubled in the go-ahead run in the fifth Thursday night, as the Boston Red Sox beat Colorado, 2-1, to take a two-game lead in the World Series.
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Willy Taveras
Cincinnati Reds centerfielder Willy Taveras misjudges a baseball off the bat of St. Louis Cardinals Nick Stavinoha in the sixth inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on June 2, 2009. The double was good for two RBI's. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Willy Taveras (born December 25, 1981, in Tenares, Dominican Republic) is a center fielder who is currently playing for the Washington Nationals organization. He bats and throws right-handed.

Taveras played in 10 games at the end of the 2004 Astros season, mostly as a pinch runner.

In 2005, he led the majors in infield hits (71), bunt hits (31), and singles (152), and was tops among rookies in runs (82), hits (172), and stolen bases (34; 6th in the NL). He hit .291. Taveras was the Astros' starting center fielder during his rookie season (2005), replacing Carlos Beltrán, who signed with the New York Mets in the offseason. After the season, Taveras was voted National League Rookie of the Year by the players (Ryan Howard of the Philadelphia Phillies won the actual Rookie of the Year Award).

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