Right-handed starting pitcher Carl Quantrill, 28, who was claimed off waivers from the Cleveland Indians, has found a new team.
The Colorado Rockies announced on Monday that they acquired Quantrill from the Guardians in exchange for minor league catcher Cody Huff, 22.
Quantrill was previously selected by the San Diego Padres with the eighth overall pick in the first round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft.
In five seasons with San Diego and Cleveland, Quantrill went 35-23 with a 3.83 ERA in 132 appearances.
Last season, he took a slight step back, going 4-7 with a 5.24 ERA in 99 2/3 innings over 19 games.
He was recently claimed off waivers after being designated for assignment by Cleveland. The move was unexpected.
His high price tag was an issue. After earning $5.55 million last year, he was expected to earn a salary in the high $6.6 million range.토토사이트
Chris Antonetti, president of baseball operations, told local media outlet Cleveland.com that Quantrill was set to be released as a non-tender, but the organization decided it was better to use his projected salary for next season elsewhere.
He also acknowledged that the decision was influenced by the fact that Diamond Sports Group, which holds the broadcast rights contract, declared bankruptcy in March, making it harder to guarantee broadcast rights income.
As a result, Quantrill will look for an opportunity with a new team.
Colorado currently has a starting core of Kyle Freeland, Austin Gomber, Herman Marquez, Antonio Senzatela, Peter Lambert, Ryan Feltner, Noah Davis, and Connor Seabold.
Huff is a seventh-round pick in the 2022 draft out of Stanford University. In 95 games between Rookie and Single-A over the past two years, he batted .254 with a .352 on-base percentage and .364 slugging percentage.