Aug 8, 2011, 4:05 PM EDT
Kevin Millwood opted out of his minor-league contract with the Red Sox over the weekend and it didn’t take him long to find a new gig.
Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that the veteran right-hander has signed with the Rockies and “there’s a chance he could start Wednesday.”
Millwood last started a big-league game on September 29 of last season, throwing seven shutout innings to finish the year 4-16 with a 5.10 ERA. Since then he’s spent Triple-A stints with the Yankees and Red Sox, logging 90 total innings with a 4.32 ERA and 76/31 K/BB ratio.
Given his performance last season, drop in velocity, and mediocre numbers at Triple-A it’s tough to envision the 36-year-old Millwood having a whole lot of success in the majors at this point, particularly calling Coors Field home. Colorado probably just wants a live body with some experience to eat innings with the team out of the playoff picture.
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