Rockies free up $2-plus million by sending Jamey Carroll to Cleveland

Updated: December 8, 2007, 1:09 AM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies are shipping utility infielder Jamey Carroll to the Cleveland Indians for a player to be named, freeing up money to pursue Tadahito Iguchi.

Carroll, who turns 34 in February, and his $2.15 million salary were deemed expendable even though the Rockies lost starting second baseman Kaz Matsui to the Houston Astros.

Carroll, a fan favorite for his all-out play, started at second base in 2005, when he hit a career-best .300 but he moved into a utility role ...

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