Monday, July 15, 2013

Reds acquire minor league pitcher from Rockies for Armando Galarraga

Parker Frazier entered May 14 with a 1-1 record and 2.77 ERA in 26.0 innings spanning 11 appearances.

With the trade deadline looming just over two weeks away, the Reds and Rockies struck a deal on Monday that will reportedly send RHP Armando Galarraga to Colorado in exchange for minor league RHP Parker Frazier.

Here is the press release on the trade:

The Rockies announced today that they completed a trade with the Cincinnati Reds, acquiring RHP Armanda Galarraga in exchange for RHP Parker Frazier. Galarraga will report to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Galarraga, 31, has spent the entire season with Triple-A Louisville where he has gone 6-6 with a 2.98 ERA (84.2 ip, 28 er) over 16 starts. He has appeared in 100 career Major League games, 91 were starts, with Texas, Detroit, Arizona and Houston going 26-34 with a 4.78 ERA (542.0 ip, 288 er). In 2008 with Detroit, he went 13-7 with a 3.73 ERA (178.2 ip, 74 er) over 30 games/28 starts and finished fourth in the American League’s Rookie of the Year voting.

Frazier, 24, has spent the year with Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Colorado Springs. In 16 games/one start with Tulsa, he went 1-1 with a 2.57 ERA (35.0 ip, 10 er). On the year, he’s 1-2 with a 4.93 ERA (49.1 ip, 27 er) in 25 games/four starts between the two stops.

Cincinnati signed Galarraga, who once came within a blown call by umpire Jim Joyce of a perfect game, to a minor league contract to provide pitching depth in the organization. However, it seems as though the Reds are content with parting ways with the veteran to get a younger arm, instead.

Frazier was originally drafted by the Rockies in the 8th round of the 2007 Draft from Bishop Kelley High School (Tulsa, OK). He owns a 4.75 ERA and 38-49 overall record in seven seasons in the minors.

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