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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," Roenicke told The Post. "We have a good group of guys. If I had a bad year, I would understand it and could see this happening." The 29-year-old right-hander worked in 63 games last season and had a 3.25 ERA in 88 2/3 innings. Moscoso posted a 3-2 record with a 6.12 ERA in 23 appearances that included three starts for the Rockies. Field and Putnam played briefly with the Rockies this season.
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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...
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 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.
MINNEAPOLIS Brad Steil will take over as the Minnesota Twins' Director of Minor League Operations, the team announced Thursday.
Steil takes over for longtime farm director Jim Rantz, who recently announced his retirement after nearly 50 years in the Twins organization. Steil spent the last five seasons as the Twins' Director of Baseball Operations. Prior to that, he was...
MINNEAPOLIS After seven seasons with the Minnesota Twins, utility infielder Alexi Casilla has found a new team.The Baltimore Orioles claimed the 28-year-old Casilla off outright waivers, the Twins announced Friday. Casilla was signed by the Angels as an amateur free agent in 2003 and was traded to the Twins in 2005 for pitcher J.C. Romero.In seven seasons with the Twins, Casilla...
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...