Found January 25, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
With the Colorado Rockies coming off a season of awful pitching, two newly acquired veterans will have a shot of making the Opening Day roster. Colorado agreed on minor league contracts with pitcher Miguel Batista, who could add depth to the bullpen, and Chris Volstad, who could help the rotation. Meanwhile, the Rockies also are interested in signing veteran starter Derek Lowe, a free agent. Batista, who turns 42 on Feb. 19 and has pitched for 11 franchises, has started and relieved during his long career that began in 1992. He will compete for a middle-relief spot with the Rockies. Last season, Batista went 1-3 with a 4.82 ERA in 35 games, including five starts, for the Mets before being released July 26. He then made five relief appearances for the Braves and had a 3.00 ERA with no record. Overall, Batista had 33 walks and 36 strikeouts in 52 2/3 innings. Batista has pitched in 658 games, 248 as a starter. His lifetime record is 102-115 with a 4.48 ERA. He last started exten...
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