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Rockies acquire Hensley from Mariners for Harang and cash considerations

The Colorado Rockies announced today that the club has acquired right-handed pitcher Steven Hensley from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for right-handed pitcher Aaron Harang and cash considerations.

Hensley, 26, has made seven stops in Seattle's minor league organization most recently beginning the 2013 campaign at Triple-A Tacoma where he made two relief appearances without receiving a decision (2.2 ip, 2 h, 1 r/er). Prior to this year he owned a 30-30 career record with a 4.48 ERA (466.0 ip, 232 er), 178 walks and 374 strikeouts in 121 career minor league games, 72 being starts, which spanned five seasons. The right-hander was originally drafted by the Mariners in the fourth round of the 2008 June draft out of Elon University.

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Harang, 34, was acquired on April 6th from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for catcher Ramon Hernandez. The 11-year veteran has seen Major League action with four teams, including: Oakland (2002-03), Cincinnati (2003-2010), San Diego (2011) and the Dodgers (2012). In 299 career Major League games, 293 starts, Harang is 105-104 with a 4.19 ERA (1802.0 ip, 839 er), 550 walks and 1,460 strikeouts. The right-hander went 10-10 with a 3.61 ERA (179.2 ip, 72 er) in 31 starts for the Dodgers in 2012.

The Rockies have a full 40-man roster.

 

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