Friday, February 2, 2007
Rockies agree to terms with Fogg, release Freeman
DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies signed pitcher Josh Fogg to a
one-year deal and released outfielder Choo Freeman on Friday.
Fogg and the Rockies agreed to terms on a deal worth $3.63
million. The right-handed pitcher was 11-9 with a 5.49 ERA in 31
games for the Rockies last season. Fogg and Jeff Francis were the
only Colorado starters to turn in winning seasons.
After making $1.05 million last year, Fogg had asked for $4.25
million in arbitration and had been offered $3 million. No Rockies
players remain in arbitration.
The Rockies weren't available for comment Friday.
Freeman hit .225 with three homers and 29 RBIs in three seasons
with Colorado. The Rockies chose Freeman, 27, in the first round of
the 1998 draft.
Colorado has an abundance of center fielders after the team
acquired Willy Taveras from the Houston Astros for pitcher Jason
Jennings in December. Ryan Spilborghs, Jeff Salazar and Cory
Sullivan are also in the mix to play center for Colorado.
Colorado's pitchers and catchers report to spring training in
Tucson, Ariz., on Feb. 15.