Veteran Millwood Joins Rockies

Veteran pitcher Kevin Millwood was acquired this past weekend from the Red Sox farm system, and joined the Rockies in Cincinnati on Monday.

He is expected to start for the club on Wednesday against the Reds, helping to bolster a starting rotation battered by nasty injuries this year.

Starting pitchers Jorge De La Rosa and Juan Nicasio both went down with injuries earlier this year. De La Rosa tore his UCL in his elbow, leading to season-ending Tommy John surgery in May. Nicasio was hit by a line drive off the bat of Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond last weekend.

Both are expected back for Spring Training in 2012.

The 36-year old Millwood recorded a 7-2 record with a 4.32 ERA for both the Yankees and Red Sox minor league teams this season.

He made his living as a starter, going 4-16 with a 5.10 ERA for the Balitmore Orioles last year. Numbers that aren’t great, but keep in mind – it’s the Orioles.

Millwood has a career 159-137 with a 4.11 lifetime ERA in 414 career games. All but eight of those games were starts.

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