Rockies acquire catcher Morales from Twins
The Colorado Rockies have traded for, a switch-hitting catcher, from the Minnesota Twins for minor-league pitcher Paul Bargas.
Morales, 27, hit .194 in 19 games with the Twins in 2010. He will compete withand for a job backing up in 2011. A third-round pick in 2001 draft, Morales has made brief appearances with the Twins in three seasons. In 54 games in 2009, Morales hit .311.
Bargas, 22, was a 13th-round pick by the Rockies in 2009 draft. The left-handed reliever was 5-4 with a 3.59 ERA and five saves at Single-A Asheville in 2009.