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Rockies make 2 minor trades at deadline

Colorado picked up a major league reliever and a prospect

Seattle Mariners vs New York Yankees Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images

As expected, the Rockies were quiet at the trade deadline. They did make two minor moves though.

First, they traded 19-year-old lefty pitcher Alfredo Garcia to the Yankees in exchange for reliever Joe Harvey. Garcia was an international signee out of Venezuela in 2016. Garcia began the season in Asheville, but he most recently pitched for Short Season A Boise.

Harvey is a 27-year-old rookie right hander. The Yankees drafted him in the 19th round in 2014. Harvey has thrown 10 innings for the Yankees this season. He has a 4.50 ERA and a 101 ERA+. To make room for Harvey on the 40-man roster, the Rockies designated Harrison Musgrave for assignment.

The Rockies also acquired Jimmy Herron from the Cubs in exchange for international pool money. Herron is a 22 year old outfielder who has played the 2019 season in High A, hitting .220/.320/.336. Herron was the Cubs’ third round pick in the 2018 draft.

So in sum, the Rockies gave up a low level pitching prospect, some money, and Harrison Musgrave (if he doesn’t clear waivers) in exchange for a major league ready reliever and a low level hitting prospect.

Like I said, we all expected it to be a quiet deadline.