Rockies Beef Up Bullpen, Acquire Octavio Dotel From Dodgers
Colorado picked up veteran reliever Octavio Dotel from the Dodgers prior to Saturday's game between the two teams in Los Angeles. All Dotel had to do was walk down a Dodger Stadium corridor to join his new team, which was feeling a bit short in the bullpen.
The Rockies will be Dotel's third team this year. The Dodgers picked him up from Pittsburgh -- where he had been the closer -- on July 31. But their playoff hopes have faded away, so they didn't mind offloading him and cash to Colorado for a player to be named.
Dotel is 3-3 with a 3.99 ERA in 60 appearances between the Dodgers and Pirates this year, with 22 saves to his credit. This is his 12th major league season, three of which have seen him make the playoffs.
The Rockies transferred Manny Corpas to the 60-day disabled list to clear a spot for him. Because he was acquired after Aug. 31, Dotel wouldn't be eligible for postseason play if the Rockies make it.
Colorado also adjusted its rotation a bit, moving Jason Hammel up to start Sunday. Jeff Francis will take the ball Thursday in Arizona.