The Colorado Rockies have released right-hander Miguel Batista, the team has announced.
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The Rockies signed Batista to a minor league contract that included an invitation to major league spring training in January. He appeared in six games for Colorado this spring, allowing 13 runs -- seven earned -- on 14 hits with five walks and six strikeouts over seven innings.
Batista started the 2012 campaign as a member of the New York Mets. After maintaining an ERA of 4.82 over 30 appearances -- including five starts -- for the Mets, he was released by the team. He was signed by another National League East team -- the Atlanta Braves -- the next day. The right-hander made five appearances for the Braves, but he spent a majority of his time with the team on their Triple-A roster. Over six appearances -- including four starts -- he posted an ERA of 3.38 for Triple-A Gwinnett.
Batista has spent 18 seasons in the majors with 11 teams, and the 42-year-old owns a career ERA of 4.48 with a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 1.39.