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Catcher Nick Hundley agrees to deal with Rockies

Where is Nick Hundley going to play in 2015? He's headed West on a two-year deal, pending a physical.

Another member of the 2014 Orioles apparently has left via free agency.

Catcher Nick Hundley, whom the Orioles acquired in May after Matt Wieters was injured, has agreed to a two-year deal with the Colorado Rockies pending a physical, according to industry sources. The contract is worth slightly above $6 million total, or roughly $3 million per year, a source said. He made $4 million in 2014.

The Orioles were hoping to re-sign Hundley and offered him a two-year deal, a source said. But the potential of more guaranteed playing time in Colorado and more money with the Rockies won out.

Hundley, 31, batted .233 with five home runs and 19 RBIs in 50 games with the Orioles after being dealt by the San Diego Padres for left-handed reliever Troy Patton on May 24. With Wieters out for the year, Hundley split time behind the plate with rookie Caleb Joseph.

Hundley received rave reviews from the pitching staff for his ability to call a game and the professionalism he displayed in the clubhouse.

He is a career .238 hitter in seven seasons with the Padres and the Orioles. He had a $5 million option for 2015, but the Orioles did not pick it up.

Hundley is the fourth notable player from the Orioles' 2014 playoff roster to leave as a free agent this offseason. Outfielders Nelson Cruz (Seattle Mariners) and Nick Markakis (Atlanta Braves) and reliever Andrew Miller (New York Yankees) also have gone elsewhere this winter.

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