Leiter Traded in Six-Player Deal
MILWAUKEE (AP) _ Mark Leiter is on the move again.
Acquired by Colorado last week in a trade with the New York Mets, Leiter was part of a six-player trade between the Rockies and Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday.
Leiter, a right-handed setup man who missed last season following a right shoulder operation, was sent to Milwaukee along with pitcher Mike DeJean and infielder Elvis Pena.
In exchange, the Rockies got pitchers Juan Acevedo and Kane Davis and minor league infielder Jose Flores.
Brewers general manager Dean Taylor was flying back from Houston on Wednesday when the trade was announced and wasn’t immediately available for comment.
Leiter, 37, last played a full season in 1998 in Philadelphia, where he went 7-5 with a 3.55 ERA and 23 saves. He’s also pitched for the Yankees, Tigers, Angels, Giants, Expos and Mariners in his career.
In 315 career games, Leiter is 63-72 with a 4.60 ERA and 26 saves.
DeJean was 4-4 with a 4.89 ERA in 54 relief appearances with the Rockies last season. In his four-year major league career, he is 14-9 with a 4.95 ERA with four saves and 224 appearances, all with the Rockies.
Pena, who batted .333 with one RBI in 10 games for the Rockies last season, was assigned to Triple A Indianapolis of the International League.
Acevedo, 30, returns to Colorado, where he made his major league debut in 1995. He was 3-7 with a 3.81 ERA in 62 relief appearances for the Brewers last year.
Davis split the 2000 season between five clubs in the Brewers and Cleveland Indians organizations. In eight major league games, he is 0-3 with a 12.60 ERA.
Flores was signed by the Brewers as a six-year free agent in January and had been assigned to Indianapolis.
To make room for DeJean, the Brewers designated pitcher Mike Buddie for assignment.