Rockies Acquire Lefty From Phillies in Minor League Deal

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ATLANTA – The Rockies acquired left-handed pitcher James Pazos from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for Minor League infielder Hunter Stovall on Friday.

Pazos, 37, is 0-1 with a 6.14 ERA (7.1 IP, 5 ER), seven walks and four strikeouts in seven games with the Phillies’ Triple-A affiliate Lehigh Valley this season. in 161 career minor-league games, he is 10-10 with a 2.39 ERA, 96 walks and 249 strikeouts in 226 over 161 appearances, including one start.

He made his Major League debut on September 5, 2015 against Tampa Bay as a member of the New York Yankees, pitching two-thirds of an inning in relief, striking out two. In parts of four seasons with the Yankees (2015-16) and Mariners (2017-18) he is 9-6 with a 3.54 ERA with 43 walks and 116 strikeouts in 137 career games.

A 13th round draft choice of the Yankees in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of San Diego, Pazos will be added to the Rockies 40-man roster and assigned to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Stovall, 22, hit .281 with seven doubles, one triple, two RBI and 12 walks in 18 games with the Rockies’ Low-A affiliate Asheville .

A 21st round draft choice out of Mississippi State last June, he hit .296 with 16 doubles, six triples, 10 home runs and 41 RBI in 49 games at rookie Grand Junction a year ago.