The Rockies have released catcher Paul Lo Duca, writes Jack Etkin of Inside The Rockies. The veteran lost his spot on the Triple-A roster when fellow backstop Paul Phillips cleared waivers and accepted his minor league assignment. Phillips was DFA'd to make room for Chris Iannetta.
In 14 games for Colorado Springs, Lo Duca hit .233/.292/.302 with one HR. The 38-year-old, who spent 2009 away from baseball, played for Rockies manager Jim Tracy when Tracy managed the Dodgers.
Prior to Opening Day, the Mariners were said to be keeping an eye on Lo Duca.
Brewers. Just lost Gregg Zaun for the season, and all we have is George Kottaras (been doing great, but I’d like to have a veteran there with him) and a rookie who has been in the bigs for just over a week, and has 6 AB’s.