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Rockies Claim RHP Josh Roenicke & INF Ryan Rohlinger Off Waivers

Though the Colorado Rockies have an off day from the diamond, the front office was active on Thursday afternoon, claiming pitcher Josh Roenicke and infielder Ryan Rohlinger off waivers. Both were optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs immediately after the moves were made official.

Roenicke worked his way up to the majors with the Cincinnati Reds before he was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays in 2009 for Scott Rolen. He's never spent an entire season in the majors, his career high being 24 relief appearances in 2009 between the two teams. He has a 6.04 ERA in Triple-A this season and will be organizational depth.

Rohlinger was also another positional depth move. He was designated for assignment last week by the San Francisco Giants. In 46 career game for them, Rohlinger hit .134 with a .377 OPS. He struck out in his only at-bat with the Giants this season, that coming on May 3. I n144 plate appearances in Triple-A, he was hitting .174 with a .331 OPS.