The MLB trade deadline is slowly looming closer and we have our first big deal—well, kind of anyway. The Cincinnati Reds have shipped Armando Galarraga off to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for prospect Parker Frazier.
The Rockies official Twitter account broke the news first:
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) July 15, 2013
Here’s Rotoworld‘s thoughts on the deal:
Galarraga had posted a promising 2.98 ERA and 62/34 K/BB ratio through 84 2/3 innings (16 starts) this season for the Reds’ Triple-A affiliate in Louisville, Kentucky. He will have an easier path back to the majors with the Rockies than he would’ve with the Reds, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the 31-year-old right-hander is destined to pitch in the bigs this year. He was assigned to the Rockies’ Triple-A affiliate in Colorado Springs.
So there you have it. Not the biggest deal in the world by any means, but one that could make the Reds better over the long-term while the Rockies search for some answers now.
Galarraga is on the fast-track back to the majors now, so he’s truly the big winner in this deal.
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