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Casey Blake Released By Colorado Rockies

The Colorado Rockies announced another cut on Tuesday afternoon, breaking the news that 3B Casey Blake had failed to make the team:

Thomas Harding of MLB.com spoke with the Rockie's general manager, Dan O'Dowd about Blake, who was in competition for the 2012 starting third base job, and the GM had little else to say but compliments for the now-cut Blake:

Blake played for Los Angeles Dodgers from 2008 through 2011. He owns a career .264/.336/.442 slash and has earned about 23 wins above replacement in his 10 years as a starter. Blake would have been guaranteed $2 million had he made the Opening Day roster.

With Blake out of the third base scene, the Rockies appear to be down to 3B Chris Nelson and 3B Jordan Pacheco, who may even end up in a righty/lefty platoon.

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