Rockies sign left-hander Morales to 1-year deal

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 15, 2014 at 11:06 pm •  Published: January 15, 2014

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have signed a one-year deal with left-handed pitcher Franklin Morales, avoiding arbitration.

The agreement was announced Wednesday. Terms weren't released.

The Rockies acquired the 27-year-old Morales and right-hander Chris Martin from the Boston Red Sox in December in exchange for Jonathan Herrera.

Morales first signed with the Rockies in 2002 as a non-drafted free agent from Venezuela and played at Colorado from 2007 to 2011. He spent the last two season with Boston.

He was 2-2 with a 4.62 ERA in 20 appearances last year with the Red Sox, who won the World Series.

Morales' career record is 13-18 with 11 saves and a 4.38 ERA. He has appeared in 195 games, including 25 starts.

by Jaclyn Cosgrove
Medical and Health Reporter
Jaclyn Cosgrove writes about health, public policy and medicine in Oklahoma, among other topics. She is an Oklahoma State University graduate. Jaclyn grew up in the southeast region of the state and enjoys writing about rural Oklahoma. She is...
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