The Colorado Rockies made flurry of moves Tuesday towards completing their 40 man roster at the league deadline. Teams must have their rosters set for protection by Tuesday’s East Cost midnight deadline.
REYNOLDS / WHEELER TRADE
The team sent Matt Reynolds to the Diamondbacks in an even trade for corner infielder Ryan Wheeler. Wheeler, who split the 2012 season between the Diamondbacks and their Triple-A team Reno, hit .239 in 50 games with the Diamondbacks. The also had one HR and 10 RBI’s. His numbers for Reno were much better where he hit .351 with 15 homers, 90 RBIs and a .960 OPS in only 93 games. Wheeler was also a Triple-A All-Star.
Reynolds, 28, went 3-1 with a 4.40 ERA in 71 appearances for the Rockies in 2012. He has been with the organization for the past three seasons and has posted a 3.93 average over 126 innings.
3 PROSPECTS ADDED TO 40 MAN
If a player was signed when he was 18 then he must be added to the 40 man roster within five years or else he becomes eligible for draft by other teams via the Rule 5 process.
The Rockies added right-handed pitcher Joe Gardner, infielder Cristhian Adames and outfielder Tim Wheeler to their 40 man roster, bringing their total to 38. Gardner, Adames and Tim Wheeler are now protected from the Rule 5 Draft.
Two players were outrighted were Andrew Brown and infielder/outfielder Matt McBride. Both Brown and McBride are now unprotected and could be drafted by another team during the December 6th draft.