Rockies lose Roenicke, three others, on waiver wire
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Nov 2, 2012
Roenicke, 30, was the most significant of the losses. In addition to Roenicke, who went 4-2 with a 3.25 ERA and threw 88 2/3 innings to lead all Major League relievers, the Rockies also lost infielder Tommy Field, who, like Roenicke, was claimed by the Twins; right-handed pitcher Guillermo Moscoso, claimed by the Royals; and right-handed reliever Zach Putnam, claimed by the Cubs. The moves leave the Rockies with 37 on the Major League roster, which gives them three spots to play with going into the offseason. The Rockies had to put first baseman Todd Helton and right-handed pitchers Juan Nicasio and Christian Friedrich back on the roster Friday. The Twins also announced Friday that middle infielder Alexi Casilla was claimed off waivers by Baltimore, and the Twins assigned right-handed starter Samuel Deduno outright to Triple-A Rochester.