SCOTTSDALE, AZ - MARCH 01: Charlie Culberson #33 of the San Francisco Giants poses during spring training photo day on March 1, 2012 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
The Colorado Rockies made a trade on Friday night, sending Marco Scutaro to division rival San Francisco Giants for Charlie Culberson.
The Colorado Rockies didn't wrap up shop on Friday night after losing to the Cincinnati Reds, 3-0. Instead, the team completed a trade with the San Francisco Giants, sending infielder Marco Scutaro and cash considerations to the San Francisco Giants for infielder Charlie Culberson:
Scutaro had been the subject of trade rumors for several weeks since the team is out of contention and looking to move parts for useful pieces down the line.
Culberson, 23, made his major league debut in 2012 for the Giants after being the 51st overall pick in the 2007 MLB Draft. The righty played in six games in May for the Giants. A career .258/.309/.379 hitter in the minors, Culberson is in his first season at the Triple-A level and is hitting .236/.281/.396 with 10 home runs. Exclusively playing second base for three straight seasons, he has 43 errors at the positions (and he's not much better at third or short).
Scutaro, acquired in the offseason from the Boston Red Sox for Clayton Mortensen, has mostly played second base for the Rockies this season. He leaves with a .271/324/.359 triple slash line in 94 games.
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