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The Colorado Rockies have lost right-handed pitchers Guillermo Moscoso, Zach Putnam and Josh Roenicke along with infielder Tommy Field, who were all claimed off outright waivers.
Moscoso was claimed by Kansas City, Roenicke and Field by Minnesota and Putnam by the Chicago Cubs.
Also, right-handed pitcher Carlos Torres was outrighted off the major league roster. And the Rockies reinstated first baseman Todd Helton and right-handed pitchers Christian Friedrich and Juan Nicasio from the 60-day disabled list. Lastly, the club selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Josh Sullivan.
Moscoso went 3-2 with a 6.12 ERA last season, Roenicke went 4-2 with a 3.25 ERA, Torres was 5-3 with a 5.26 ERA and Putnam made two appearances, not allowing a run in 2 innings. Field played in two games for the Rockies.
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Coming into the 2012 season, many people picked the Rockies as a sleeper team and a possible contender for the second Wild Card in the National League. However, this year proved to be an utter disaster for Colorado, as the Rockies finished dead last in the NL West, with a record of 64-98 It seemed as if the Rockies would be in trouble when Troy Tulowitzki got hurt on May 30th, but...
The Minnesota Twins claimed Colorado Rockies reliever Josh Roenicke off waivers Friday. The Twins also claimed triple-A infielder Tommy Field from the Rockies, the Kansas City Royals took pitcher Guillermo Moscoso and the Chicago Cubs were awarded reliever Zach Putnam. Roenicke was surprised by the move, The Denver Post reported. "It is confusing. It's brutal,"...
The Minnesota Twins have claimed two players off waivers from Colorado, middle infielder Tommy Field and right-handed reliever Josh Roenicke.
The 30-year-old Roenicke had a 3.25 ERA in 88 2-3 innings last season for the Rockies with 43 walks and 54 strikeouts. He's the nephew of Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke and has also pitched for Cincinnati and Toronto.
The Royals claimed off waivers right-hander Guillermo Moscoso from the Rockies and catcher Brett Hayes from the Marlins during a series of moves Friday.
Kansas City also lost right-hander Blake Wood to a claim by the Cleveland Indians.
Moscoso was 3-2 with a 6.12 ERA for Colorado, but was 8-10 with a 3.38 ERA while starting 21 of 23 games two years ago in Oakland. Hayes hit .202...