The Boston Red Sox have traded reliever Manny Delcarmen and cash to the Colorado Rockies for minor league pitcher Chris Balcom-Miller.
The Red Sox have faded in the AL playoff race while the Rockies headed into Tuesday night’s game trying to stay close in the NL wild-card chase.
Delcarmen was 3-2 with a 4.70 ERA in 48 games for Boston this season. The right-hander has been especially tough on lefty hitters, holding them to a .165 batting average.
The 28-year-old Delcarmen has been a key member of the Red Sox bullpen for several years, and pitched in Boston’s sweep of Colorado in the 2007 World Series.
Balcom-Miller is a 21-year-old righty. He went 6-7 with a 3.31 ERA in 19 starts at Single-A Asheville this season.
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