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The Rockies have signed 28-year old righty reliever Mike Ekstrom to a minor league deal. He pitched in 1 game (0 starts) for the Tampa Bay Rays last year and he was 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP. He also pitched in 46 games (1 start) in AAA-ball last year and he was 6-4 with 5 saves, a 4.35 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP. Ekstrom has now pitched in 46 games (0 starts) in his first four years in the majors and he is 0-3 with a 5.36 ERA and a 1.59 WHIP. He will get a shot to win a spot in the Rockies’ bullpen this spring.
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The Colorado Rockies have sent closer Huston Street and cash to the San Diego Padres.
The Rockies get a player to be named and cash in the trade announced Wednesday at baseball's winter meetings.
The 28-year-old Street had 29 saves in 33 chances for Colorado in 2011. He was 1-4 with a 3.86 ERA in 62 games.
The right-hander has 178 saves in seven seasons with Colorado and the...
Ian Stewart is leaving the mountains of Colorado for the big city of Chicago after the Rockies traded him to the Cubs Thursday night for outfielder Tyler Colvin and infielder D.J. LeMahieu. The Cubs will also get right-handed reliever Casey Weathers.
Stewart is hoping to bounce back in 2012 after a disappointing season last year in which he batted .156 without a single home...
It is being reported from multiple sources that the Padres have acquired Colorado Rockies closer Huston Street for a player to be named later. The Padres will be the third major league team for the 28 year old from Austin, Texas. While Street posted a 3.86 ERA in 2011, his ERA outside of Coors field was a 2.19 in 29.1 innings, while posting a 25/4 (K/BB) ratio. Street is in...
As the winter meetings come to a close, the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies have swung a deal that was rumored for the last couple of days, but finally consummated. The Rockies will send Ian Stewart and Casey Weathers to the Cubs, who will give up Tyler Colvin and DJ LaMehieu.
Stewart was one of the more coveted trade chips on the market, due to his ability to take a walk. The...
3rd baseman coming off injury-riddled poor season thinks he can be successful as a regularNew Cubs third baseman Ian Stewart endured a home run -free season in 2011 with the Rockies and their Triple-A team, hitting .156 in 122 major league at-bats.
The Rockies' willingness to consider a three-year offer to free agent right fielder Michael Cuddyer makes them a serious suitor, writes Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post. The Rockies freed up $7MM in yesterday's Huston Street trade. They have mild interest in Cody Ross as a complementary piece and are not pursuing Josh Willingham, writes Renck.
The Twins reportedly...
DALLAS — For roughly four hours, Huston Street had two avenues open: Cincinnati and San Diego.
In one deal, the Rockies were sending the closer to the Reds for starter Edinson Volquez and a minor-league prospect with the Rockies eating the bulk of Street’s contract.
The other involved the Padres. With Cincinnati not prepared to sign off, and showing signs it might not moving...
The Rockies completed the trade for right-hander Kevin Slowey by sending Minor League right-hander Daniel Turpen to the Twins, the Rockies announced Thursday.
On the last official day of the winter meetings, the Cubs pulled off a trade, acquiring third baseman Ian Stewart from the Colorado Rockies for infielder DJ LeMahieu and outfielder Tyler Colvin. Stewart, 26, figures into the mix replace Aramis Ramirez at third base for the Cubs. Stewart hit .156 with...
The Cubs, Rockies, Diamondbacks, and others are trying for Hiroki Kuroda, tweets MLB Network's Jon Heyman, though he could still return to Japan.
The Rockies also remain interested in the Reds' Edinson Volquez, tweets Troy Renck.
The Chicago Cubs have acquired third baseman Ian Stewart and right-handed reliever Casey Weathers from the Colorado Rockies for outfielder Tyler Colvin and infielder D.J. LeMahieu.
The Chicago Cubs have acquired third baseman Ian Stewart and right-handed reliever Casey Weathers from the Colorado Rockies for outfielder Tyler Colvin and infielder D.J. LeMahieu. Stewart, who hit 25 homers in 2009 and 18 more in 2010 for the Rockies, slumped last season when he split time Colorado and Triple-A.