Rockies trade Parker Frazier for veteran pitcher Armando Galarraga

Leon Halip

On Monday the Rockies traded minor league pitcher Parker Frazier for a veteran who has achieved near perfection.

The Rockies traded right handed pitcher Parker Frazier on Monday to the Cincinnati Reds for veteran pitcher Armando Galarraga. The news was announced on the Rockies Twitter feed.

Frazier was chosen by the Rockies in the eighth round of the 2007 draft and is the son of George Frazier, the color analyst for Rockies games on Root Sports. The young pitcher battled through an early Tommy John surgery to post a 4.75 ERA with a 5.8 K/9 in his minor league career. His best season came in Double-A Tulsa last year when he put up a 3.88 ERA, but this season Parker has pitched primarily out of the bullpen with an occasional spot start.

Right handed pitcher Armando Galarraga is most known for his near perfect game, where he came within an out of recording the historic achievement. Umpire Jim Joyce ruled runner Jason Donald had beaten a ground ball, replays later showed the call to be in error and a tearful Joyce apologized to Galarraga after the game.

This season Galarraga has pitched entirely for Triple-A Louisville, with a 2.98 ERA in 16 starts and a 6.6 K/9. The 31 year old Venezuelan has six years of major league experience where he's totaled an ERA of 4.78 with a WHIP of 1.406 and a 5.7 K/9. Galarraga will be assigned to Colorado Springs and join a rotation made up of Drew Pomeranz, Jeff Francis, Aaron Cook and Chris Volstad.

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