The Rockies have announced (via Twitter) that they have released right-hander Miguel Batista, who had signed a minor league deal with the club this past January.
In 52 2/3 innings between the Braves and Mets last season, Batista registered a 4.61 ERA, 6.2 K/9, 5.2 BB/9 and a 46.2 percent ground-ball rate. His fastball has lost a tick with age, but he still managed to average 91.7 mph. Batista has appeared with eleven different Major League clubs over parts of 18 seasons. The Dominican hurler has a 4.48 career ERA in 1956 1/3 Major League innings.