ROCKIES AND LHP FRANKLIN MORALES AVOID ARBITRATION

By: Rockies PR Email
By: Rockies PR Email

DENVER – The Colorado Rockies announced today that the club has avoided arbitration with left-handed pitcher Franklin Morales by agreeing to a one-year contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, per club policy.

Morales, 27, returned to the organization that originally signed him as a non-drafted free agent out of Venezuela in 2002 when the Rockies acquired him along with RHP Chris Martin from Boston in exchange for Jonathan Herrera on December 18, 2013. From 2007-2011 in a Rockies uniform, Morales went 7-11 with a 4.83 ERA (147.1 ip, 79 er) in 102 games/15 starts. Morales spent the last two-plus seasons in Boston (2011-13), during which time he went 6-7 with a 3.90 ERA (134.0 ip, 58 er) in 93 games/10 starts. In 2013, Morales went 2-2 with a 4.62 ERA (25.1 ip, 13 er) in 20 games/one start as a member of the World Champion Red Sox. Overall in his career, the left-hander is 13-18 with 11 saves and a 4.38 ERA (281.1 ip, 137 er) in 195 games/25 starts between the Rockies and Red Sox. Morales has held left-handed hitters to a .194 (65-for-335) opponents average in his career.

The Rockies currently have a full 40-man roster.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 240401521 - kktv.com/a?a=240401521
Gray Television, Inc.