The Colorado Rockies have sent right-handed pitcher Daniel Turpen to the Minnesota Twins to complete the trade for Kevin Slowey. Turpen was acquired by the Rockies in March for catcher Mike McKenry. He was 2-4 with a 4.83 ERA in 48 appearances for Double-A Tulsa.
Jason Giambi helped the Colorado Springs Sky Sox to a 7-5 win by going 3-for-3 with three RBI in his latest rehab appearance at Triple-A.
Modesto’s Chad Bettis extended a string of starts in which he has pitched at least seven innings to seven while Asheville’s Tyler Matzek walked eight, but took a no-hitter into the fifth inning before hitting a wall.
Modesto starter Chad Bettis allowed one run on four hits, walked one and struck out seven in eight innings. In his past two starts combined, Bettis has allowed just two runs on eight hits and struck out 15 in 15 innings.
Colorado Springs starter Billy Buckner allowed one hit in seven shutout innings of a 2-1 extra-inning loss Thursday. Buckner, who also pitched five shutout innings on June 19, walked two and struck out five.
Starting pitcher Dan Houston threw six shutout innings, allowed five hits, walked two and struck out five in a 2-0 win at Double-A Tulsa. It was Houston’s first start since being promoted from Modesto, where he was 7-1 with a 2.53 ERA.
While Parker Frazier was pitching was one of the better games of his minor-league career at Modesto, allowing one run in seven innings, his former teammate Tyler Matzek continued to battle command at Asheville, giving up eight runs in 1 1/3 innings.
A 13-run fifth inning for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox fueled a 24-6 win as pitcher John Maine returned from a shoulder injury to pitch for the first time since May 3.
Ty Wigginton played both ends of a double-header on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Colorado Springs was 2-for-7 with a pair of walks and an RBI.
Chris Balcom-Miller, 22, who was pitching for low Class A Asheville, when the Rockies traded him to the Red Sox for reliever Manny Delcarmen on Aug. 31, is 3-0, 0.60 in three starts for high Class A Salem. Balcom-Miller has allowed 11 hits in 15 innings with three walks and 14 strikeouts. The Rockies let Delcarmen go after last season. He signed a minor league deal with Seattle and is 0-1, 5.14 in six games for Triple-A Tacoma.
Also, catcher Mike McKenry, who was traded March 29 to the Red Sox …
Asheville right fielder Kyle Parker, back in the lineup after the missing the past few games with an illness, hit a grand slam for his first professional home run and drove in seven.
Shortstop Josh Rutledge, the Colorado Rockies ‘ third-round pick in 2010, will bypass low Class A Asheville and open the season at high Class A Modesto, while a number of players including Jared Clark, Jason Van Kooten and Daniel Turpen remain in extended spring training.