Laurent, 25, has spent four years in the Colorado Rockies system. His most productive season was 2011, when he batted .284 with 15 home runs and 50 RBI with Class A Asheville. Showing both power and speed, he swiped 17 bases and legged out three triples.
Last season, Laurent hit a combined .179 with two home runs and 27 RBI in 61 games between the Class A Asheville and Modesto affiliates.
Laurent was selected by the Rockies in the 21st round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft out of Delgado (La.) College. He is a native of Sidell, La.