The Colorado Rockies are having a busy Tuesday afternoon. Not only have they claimed Houston Astros LHP Wandy Rodriguez off waivers, they also acquired Kevin Kouzmanoff from the Oakland Athletics. He will head to Triple-A Colorado Springs while the Athletics will receive a player to be named later.
Kouzmanoff played high school baseball in Evergreen, CO, before he moved onto the NCAA and the majors. He's hitting .221/.262/.353 at the major league level, but he hasn't been in the show since early June. He's batting .302 with an .890 OPS at the Triple-A level.
Given the uncertain status of the future of the hot corner for the Rockies (until Nolan Arenado is ready), Kouzmanoff is a decent option to play there along with Chris Nelson and Ian Stewart, if he stays with the organization. Colorado Springs should help his numbers look even better, but he is not a long-term option at third base.
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