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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.

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