The Baltimore Orioles have traded their Opening Day starter Jeremy Guthrie to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for Matt Lindstrom and Jason Hammel, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun.
Ken Rosenthal is reporting that Guthrie has agreed to a 1-year deal with the Rockies, confirming the trade. The Orioles have designated lefty Clay Rapada for assignment to make room for the additions, according to Brit Ghiroli.
Guthrie is set to become a free agent after the season:
Orioles set to trade Guthrie to Rockies - Dan Connolly | baltimoresun.com
The Orioles have traded the club's most accomplished starter, right-hander Jeremy Guthrie, to the Colorado Rockies.
- Twitter / @Ken_Rosenthal - "Source: #Orioles to send Guthrie to #Rockies for Lindstrom and Hammel. Confirming report by @danconnollysun."
- Twitter / @Britt_Ghiroli - "Orioles have designated LHP Clay Rapada for assignment to make room on 40-man."
- Twitter / @Ken_Rosenthal - "According to Guthrie's agent, Brodie Van Wagenen, he has agreed to a one-year deal with the #Rockies. Free agent after this season."
- Orioles send Guthrie to Rockies - Britt Ghiroli | mlb.com
The 32-year-old Guthrie was last year’s Opening Day starter and has posted three consecutive 200-inning seasons. He went 9-17 last year with a 4.33 ERA, leading the American League in losses, and ends his Baltimore career 47-65 with a 4.12 ERA. Guthrie will be a free agent after the 2012 season.
School of Roch: Guthrie headed to Colorado - Roch Kubatko
Hammel, 29, was 7-13 with a 4.76 ERA in 32 games - including 27 starts - for the Rockies last season. He's 34-45 with a 4.99 ERA in 169 games, including 115 starts in six seasons spent with the Rays (three) and Colorado (three).
Lindstrom, 31, was 2-2 with a 3.00 ERA in 63 relief appearances last year. He's 12-15 wtih a 3.81 ERA in 312 games over five seasons - three with the Marlins, one with the Astros and one with the Rockies.