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Rockies claim infielder Wes Hodges off waivers from Cleveland08/03/2010 4:14 PM ET
DENVER -The Colorado Rockies announced today that the club has claimed infielder Wes Hodges off waivers from the Cleveland Indians. The Rockies have also transferred right-handed pitcher Matt Daley from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Hodges, 25, will be optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs today as well.
Hodges, 6-2 and 205 pounds, has spent the entire 2010 season at Cleveland's Triple-A affiliate, the Columbus Clippers of the International League. He is batting .270 (99-for-366) with 23 doubles, 3 triples, 9 home runs and 47 RBI in 94 games for the Clippers this season. Hodges has played the entire season at first base or designated hitter for Columbus, although prior to 2010 he spent the majority of each of his first three Minor League seasons at third base. The right-handed batter and thrower, is a career .280 hitter (450-for-1605) with 100 doubles, 47 home runs and 255 RBI over four Minor League seasons, all in the Cleveland organization. He was originally selected by the Indians in the 2nd round (69th overall) of the 2006 June draft out of Georgia Tech University.
Daley, 28, was originally placed on the 15-day DL on June 16th with right shoulder inflammation. He has gone 0-1 with a 3.74 ERA (21.2 ip, 9 er) in 26 games for the Rockies this season. He made his first appearance on the Rockies Opening Day roster this season. Daley recently made 5 appearances as part of a rehab assignment between Triple-A Colorado Springs, and Double-A Tulsa before returning to Denver to continue his rehab at Coors Field. He went 0-0 with a 13.50 ERA (4.2 ip, 7 er) with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts in those 5 games. The right-hander owns a 4.09 ERA (72.2 ip, 33 er) in 83 games since making his Major League debut with the Rockies on April 25, 2009.
The Rockies continue to have 40-players on the 40-man roster.
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