Franklin Morales rejoins Colorado Rockies, who add Drew Stubbs

5:20 PM, Dec 18, 2013   |    comments
  • Oct 19, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Franklin Morales reacts during the sixth inning in game six of the American League Championship Series playoff baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
  • August 20, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Cleveland Indians right fielder Drew Stubbs (11) runs the bases after hitting a two run home run in the fourteenth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
    
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KUSA - Franklin Morales is returning to the Colorado Rockies, the team announced Wednesday, after a trade sending Jonathan Herrera to Boston.

The Rockies also on Wednesday added outfielder Drew Stubbs from Cleveland in exchange for left-hander Josh Outman.

Morales, 27, made his debut with the Rockies in 2007 and was traded to the Red Sox in 2011. The left-hander was 7-11 with the Rockies and overall is 13-18 with a 4.38 ERA and 11 saves in 281.1 innings.

The Rockies signed Morales in 2002 as a free agent out of Venezuela. Last season, he was 2-2 with a 4.62 ERA in 20 games for the World Series champion Red Sox. He was a rookie with the Rockies when they made their run to the World Series in 2007.

Stubbs, who was the eighth overall pick by Cincinnati in the 2006 draft, hit .233 last season in Cleveland and .239 in the past five seasons. The 29-year-old right-fielder was traded to Cleveland after the 2012 season.

In past five seasons, Herrera has hit .265 in 375 games with the Rockies playing in the infield.

In addition to Herrera, the Rockies also picked up minor-league pitcher Chris Martin from Boston. Martin, 27, was 5-3 last season in the minors.

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