Rockies Designate C Eliezer Alfonzo For Assignment

On Monday, the Colorado Rockies designated backup catcher Eliezer Alfonzo for assignment, according to the team website. The 33-year-old backstop played in 25 games for the Rockies last season and holds a .240/.271/.377 triple-slash batting line in his six-year major league career, but he was hit with a 100-game suspension in September of 2011 for a second violation of the MLB's performance-enhancing substance policy and is not eligible to return to an MLB lineup until the middle of the 2012 season. Alfonzo was first suspended 50 games for a failed drug test while a member of the San Francisco Giants back in 2008.

The Rockies also recalled right-handed pitcher Alex White from Triple-A Colorado Springs and optioned right-handed pitcher Edgmer Escalona to the minors on Tuesday.

For more on the Rockies, visit Purple Row. Check out Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish for more news and notes around the leagues.

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