DENVER (AP) -- The Colorado Rockies agreed to terms with reliever Danny Graves, who pitched for Cleveland last year, on a minor-league contract.
Jeff Bridich, the team's director of baseball operations, said Wednesday the deal is pending a physical in January.
"We like his history and experience as a bullpen guy," Bridich said.
The Rockies lost relievers Jose Mesa to Detroit and Ray King to Washington during the offseason. The team recently re-signed veteran Tom Martin.
"There was a need to fortify our bullpen," Bridich said.
Graves pitched 14 innings in 13 games last season for the Indians and had a 2-1 record. He also pitched 51 2/3 innings over 33 games last season for the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons. He was 1-1 with a 4.01 ERA.
Graves had a career-high 41 saves with Cincinnati in 2004, when he was picked for his second All-Star game.
If added to the 40-man roster, he would get a one-year contract calling for a $600,000 salary in the major leagues and the chance to earn $400,000 in performance bonuses. He would earn the full amount of performance bonuses if he pitches in 65 games.