NESN's Michael Hurley reports that the Red Sox have dealt right handed relief pitcher and Boston native Manny Delcarmen to the Colorado Rockies along with cash considerations for 21-year-old minor league pitcher Chris Balcom-Miller. The cash considerations will help to offset the pro-rated balance of Delcarmen's 2010 salary. He and the Red Sox agreed on a one-year deal worth $905,000 to avoid salary arbitration on January 19th.
Delcarmen has appeared in 48 games for the Red Sox. His 4.70 ERA is the highest in his career and follows a 4.53 ERA in 2009 that was his previous high mark. In parts of six seasons he pitched 284.1 innings, with 243 strikeouts. He gave up more than 1.3 baserunners per inning pitched for his career, which was generally effective out of Boston's bullpen. He will replace Manny Corpas who is likely done for the year with sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.
Balcolm-Miller is an extreme groundball pitcher who toiled in the Sally League in 2010. He put up a 3.31 ERA in 19 starts for Colorado's A ball affiliate. His strikeout numbers and hit numbers are both also very strong, but he is many years from contributing on the big league level.
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