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Rockies acquire reliever Octavio Dotel

In an effort to help get themselves into the playoffs, the Rockies acquired right-handed relief pitcher Octavio Dotel from the Los Angeles Dodgers for cash considerations and a player-to-be-named-later. Troy Renck was the first to report the deal, via Twitter, and now has a story up on DP. Renck presumes that the cash mentioned as part of the deal will just be the Rockies picking up $275K in salary.

Per Cot's Baseball Contracts, Dotel has a $4.5MM club option for 2011, but as Renck suggested on Twitter, the Dodgers may pick up the $250K buyout of said option. This is the second time that Dotel has been traded this season, as the Dodgers acquired him from Pittsburgh for James McDonald and Andrew Lambo at the July trade deadline.

This a good move for the Rockies, as there is no such thing as too many bullpen arms - especially reliable ones - in the month of September. Although at this point he is not eligible for the postseason roster, he could end up being used as an injury replacement if that situation presents itself. Hopefully the PBTNL doesn't end up affecting our new PuRPs list too much, but we'll see what happens.

P.S. Tulo just homered. Again.