SACRAMENTO, Calif. --- Sacramento State baseball player Casey Fuller has agreed to a contract with the Colorado Rockies.
As a fifth-year senior, Fuller became a free agent following the final game of the season. He will report to the Tri City Dust Devils immeidately. Tri City, which is located in Pasco, Wash., is the Single-A affiliate of the Rockies and begins its season on June 16.
Fuller becomes the first player to sign with a Major League Baseball organization since Chad Elliott and Casey Martinez were drafted following the 2000 season.
After beginning his collegiate career as a pitcher, Fuller made the move to the outfield for the 2002 season. This past year, he finished fourth on the team with a .285 batting average. The 6-foot-6, left-handed native of Dixon, Calif., also had eight home runs, six doubles, two triples and 27 RBI. After a slow start, Fuller ended the year by hitting over .375 in the final 17 games.