Rockies Acquire Kevin Kouzmanoff

THURSDAY: The Rockies are paying $250K of Kouzmanoff's remaining salary, according to Troy Renck of The Denver Post (via Twitter).

TUESDAY: The Rockies have acquired third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff and cash considerations from the A's for a player to be named or cash considerations, the teams announced. Colorado's new acquisition will report to Triple-A, according to the Rockies.

Kouzmanoff, who spends his offseasons in Evergreen, Colorado, hasn't appeared in the Majors since June 6th, when the A's optioned him to Triple-A. Before getting sent down, the 30-year-old posted a .221/.262/.353 line with four homers in 149 plate appearances. Kouzmanoff hit 75 MLB homers in total from 2007-10 and led the A's with 16 last year. He has a career line of .255/.300/.421 in six seasons.

The Rockies don't have a long-term solution at third base and they figure to give Kouzmanoff a chance at the hot corner in the Majors over the course of the season's final five weeks. It's possible that Colorado will call their new acquisition up within 24 hours.

Kouzmanoff earns $4.75MM this year and will be arbitration eligible for the final time after the season. The A's were presumably looking to obtain something of value for a player who no longer figured into their long-term plans and had become a non-tender candidate.

MLBTR has learned that Kouzmanoff recently switched agents from Adam Katz of WMG to Sosnick Cobbe Sports. Check out our Agency Database for the latest on which agents represent which players.


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43 Comments on "Rockies Acquire Kevin Kouzmanoff"


Guest
3 years 10 months ago

forgive me for thinking that he could have been useful on the indians…

Guest
3 years 10 months ago

Nice now we have Ian Stewart and Kouz! add them together and you’ll get 20 hr’s and a .270 avg

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drjayphd
3 years 10 months ago

There isn’t enough brain bleach in the world for me to erase the mental image of an unholy Stewzmanoff hybrid.

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BadBadLeroyBrown
3 years 10 months ago

.270 avg you wish try .210 avg with 300 k’s between the 2 of them lol

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Thomas W
3 years 10 months ago

I love this Evergreen HS yeah!

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notsureifsrs
3 years 10 months ago

i think i’m just going to keep saying this for awhile, because they keep making me think it: the rockies are weird

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Rabbitov
3 years 10 months ago

Liked because ‘weird’ is the exact word I’d use. 

Guest
3 years 10 months ago

When Oakland trades with Colorado they usually lose. Carlos Gonzalez couldn’t hit in Oakland either. Maybe the Russian can do well in Coors

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Matt A.
3 years 10 months ago

He’s Macedonian

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IdontknowwhyIpostonforums
3 years 10 months ago

He is Macedonian.

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ellisburks
3 years 10 months ago

I think he is Macedonian.

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TartanElk
3 years 10 months ago

But his nickname is “The Crushin’ Russian.”

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3 years 10 months ago

Naw man, back when we was with the Friars it was “The Mashin’ Macedonian.”

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ellisburks
3 years 10 months ago

Youkilis was the Greek God of Walks but he’s Jewish so …

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Blake_HawksWitt
3 years 10 months ago

Wait, is he Macedonian?

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TartanElk
3 years 10 months ago

I think he’s Italian. Or maybe some kind of Spanish.

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Dan Mazzaro
3 years 10 months ago

I remember that game..

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TartanElk
3 years 10 months ago

I think he’s Italian. Or maybe some kind of Spanish.

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MattCMoore
3 years 10 months ago

I think he might be Macedonian…. At least thats what my sources are telling me…