Rockies Designate Gonzalez, Sign Romero

The Rockies announced (on Twitter) that they have designated right-hander Edgar Gonzalez for assignment to create roster space for left-hander J.C. Romero, who will be available for tonight's game. The Rockies had been nearing a deal for Romero and have now completed one.

It's been a busy year for Romero, who started the season in Philadelphia. He posted a 3.86 ERA with more walks than strikeouts in 16 1/3 innings and the Phillies released him in June. He signed with the Nationals within a week but Washington released him before long and the Yankees picked him up, only to release him last week.

Gonzalez appeared in one game for Colorado, allowing five hits and a walk in two innings of work yesterday. The 28-year-old has spend most of the season as a starter at Triple-A and has a 4.70 ERA with 5.6 K/9 and 2.8 BB/9 in 115 innings for the Rays' and Rockies' top affiliates this year.


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