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Rockies trade Connor Joe to Pirates

Colorado acquires right-handed pitcher Nick Garcia from Pittsburgh in return.
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Colorado Rockies' Connor Joe gestures to the dugout after hitting a three-run triple off Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 2, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER — The Colorado Rockies announced Sunday that they have acquired right-handed pitcher Nick Garcia from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for infielder/outfielder Connor Joe.

Garcia, 23, went 4-4 with a 3.66 ERA (113.0 IP, 46 ER) in 25 games (23 starts) with 109 strikeouts and 46 walks with High-A Greensboro in 2022 … in two Minor League seasons in the Pirates organization, the Redwood City, Calif. native has gone 9-8 with a 3.88 ERA (187.2 IP, 81 ER) in 46 games (36 starts) with 192 strikeouts and 81 walks … has averaged 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings over his two professional seasons … originally drafted by Pittsburgh in the third round of the 2020 First-Year Player Draft out of Chapman University (Orange, Calif.).

Joe batted .238 (96-for-404) with 28 RBI and seven home runs for Colorado over the 2022 season.

Colorado currently has 38 players on the 40-man roster.



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