Only two games behind the Arizona Diamondbacks for the NL West crown, the ​Colorado Rockies are still looking to add some veteran presence to their lineup in hopes of making a late season push. 

The Rockies and ​Kansas City Royals have a agreed to a deal that will send catcher Drew Butera and cash considerations to Colorado and pitcher Jerry Vasto to KC.

Vasto, 26, joined the majors this year for a short stint, but has spent majority of the season with the Albuquerque Isotopes, the Rockies Triple-A affiliate. He'll look to provide depth in the bullpen and might have a few chances this year to show he can contribute right away.


Butera, 35, has been the main backup to Salvador Perez during his near three-year stint with Kansas City. Butera has also spent time with the Minnesota Twins, LA Dodgers and Angels during his nine-year MLB career.

While Butera is only batting .188 this season with two home runs and 18 RBI, he's more known for his defense and has a reputation for being a good enforcer of opposing baserunners.


It's interesting to note that both players are set to become free agents after this season. We'll see if both of these guys make a good enough impact to earn themselves a role with these teams next season.