The Colorado Rockies announced at the deadline Monday night that they have non-tendered 29-year-old RHP Mitchell Boggs. Boggs was traded to the Rockies for Colorado’s in exchange for their international signing bonus slot No. 4.
Boggs was one of the best set-up men in baseball in 2012, appearing in 78 games for the St. Louis Cardinals. In 73.1 innings pitches, he would strike out 58 batters, giving up 56 hits while supporting a 2.21 ERA.
Boggs went 13-15 with a 4.15 ERA in 232 games for St. Louis from 2008-13. The 29-year-old right-hander was a valuable member of the Cardinals’ 2011 World Series championship team and went 4-1 with a 2.21 ERA in 78 relief appearances last year.
But 2013 was a disaster for him; in 14.2 innings for the Cardinals, Boggs would give up 21 hits and 20 runs. He would be sent to Triple-A Memphis and didn’t fare so well. He would have a 5.70 ERA, with a 1.73 WHIP in just 23.2 innings pitched.
Boggs was 0-3 with an 11.05 ERA and two saves in 18 games for the Cardinals earlier this season. He was demoted to Memphis, where he went 0-2 with a 5.70 ERA in 18 games.
Kind of surprised the Rockies didn’t bring him back, but makes sense due to the fact they are already taking a risk in the bullpen with Wilton Lopez.