Rockies Wheel(er) and deal with the Diamondbacks

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Matt Reynolds, a young left-handed relief pitcher who has spent his entire career with the Colorado Rockies, was traded Tuesday to the Arizona Diamondbacks for corner infielder Ryan Wheeler.

The Associated Press

DENVER

The Colorado Rockies traded left-handed pitcher Matt Reynolds to the Arizona Diamondbacks for corner infielder Ryan Wheeler.

Wheeler played in 50 games for the Diamondbacks last season, batting .239 with six doubles, a triple, a home run and 10 RBIs. He also hit .351 with 15 homers and 90 RBIs at Triple-A Reno, where the 24-year-old was an All-Star. He was the D-Backs’ fifth-round draft choice in 2009 out of Loyola Marymount University.

Reynolds went 3-1 with a 4.40 ERA, 17 walks and 51 strikeouts in 71 appearances for Colorado last season. He has a career record of 5-3 with a 3.93 ERA, 40 walks and 118 strikeouts, all with the Rockies.

The Rockies added Wheeler to their 40-man roster, along with right-hander Joe Gardner and infielder Cristhian Adames. They also outrighted outfielders Matt McBride and Andrew Brown and assigned them to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

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