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Rockies sign left-hander Morales to 1-year deal

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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
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DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies have signed a one-year deal with left-handed pitcher Franklin Morales, avoiding arbitration.

The agreement was announced Wednesday. Terms weren't released.

The Rockies acquired the 27-year-old Morales and right-hander Chris Martin from the Boston Red Sox in December in exchange for Jonathan Herrera.

Morales first signed with the Rockies in 2002 as a non-drafted free agent from Venezuela and played at Colorado from 2007 to 2011. He spent the last two season with Boston.

He was 2-2 with a 4.62 ERA in 20 appearances last year with the Red Sox, who won the World Series.

Morales' career record is 13-18 with 11 saves and a 4.38 ERA. He has appeared in 195 games, including 25 starts.

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