Rockies get right-hander Cruz from Astros

Updated: December 17, 2002, 3:47 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies traded outfield prospect Victor Hall to the Houston Astros in return for right-handed pitcher Nelson Cruz, the club announced Tuesday.

The deal was reached during the day Monday, but Cruz was eligible for salary arbitration and the Rockies asked that the Astros get him under contract before completing the trade. The Astros reached agreement with the right-hander Monday night on a one-year contract.

The Rockies acquired Hall off the Arizona Diamondbacks' ...

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