Former Colorado Rockies catcher Tony Wolters is staying with the Los Angeles Dodgers
Former Colorado Rockies fan favorite Tony Wolters is staying with the Los Angeles Dodgers as he is returning to the team on a minor league contract with an invite to MLB Spring Training.
Wolters, 29, played with the Rockies from 2016 through 2020 but he played with the Dodgers in the final few weeks of the 2021 season at the Triple-A level.
In Triple-A Oklahoma City, Wolters hit .215/.308/.366 in 26 games with two homers and 13 RBI. That came after he played for the Chicago Cubs both in Triple-A and at the major league level to start the season.
For the Rockies from 2016 through 2020, Wolters averaged 78 games per season and he hit .238/.323/.319 with an OPS+ of 61 and an rWAR of 2.3. He was the team’s primary catcher in 2019 and 2020, as he played in 121 games in 2019 and 42 in 2020. 2019 was also his best offensive season since 2016 as he hit .265/.337/.329 with an OPS+ of 65.
However, Wolters is best remembered for two things by Rockies fans. First and foremost is his 13th inning single to break the 1-1 tie in the 2018 NL Wild Card Game against the Chicago Cubs.
Secondly, he is remembered for this gem of a picture.
The taco’s tradition continues on to this day for Colorado Rockies fans as they get tacos, or “taco’s,” according to Rockies Twitter.
Perhaps, the Colorado Rockies and Wolters will reunite on Opening Day at Coors Field on April 8 between the Rockies and Dodgers.
Regardless, the news of non-roster invitees being announced is good, especially with Spring Training games starting here soon, and sometimes, those non-roster invitees end up being key contributors to the team that year, like the Rockies had with C.J. Cron in 2021.