Traber rehabbed all of last season

Originally Published: November 10, 2004
Associated Press

Boston Red Sox: The Red Sox claimed left-handed pitcher Billy Traber off waivers from the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday.

Traber was chosen in the first round and 16th overall of the 2001 draft by the New York Mets, and made his major league debut with Cleveland in 2003. He spent the entire season with the Indians, going 6-9 with a 5.24 ERA in 33 appearances and 18 starts.

He had ligament replacement surgery on his pitching elbow in September 2003 and rehabbed for all of last season.

Colorado Rockies: Former Rockies pitcher and Boston Red Sox scout Jerry Dipoto has been named director of professional scouting for the Rockies, the team announced Wednesday.

Dipoto will oversee all of the Rockies professional scouting in the major and minor leagues and will help make roster decisions.

Dipoto, 36, spent the past two seasons scouting for the Red Sox' professional and amateur departments.

He previously pitched for the Rockies from 1997 to 2000, compiling a 12-12 record with a 4.21 ERA.

Dipoto retired after eight years in the league in 2001 because of a bulging disc in his neck.

Seattle Mariners: The Mariners will open their 2005 spring training schedule against the San Diego Padres with their annual charity game March 3 in Peoria, Ariz., the team announced Wednesday.

The Mariners and the Padres share the Peoria Sports Complex.

The Mariners' spring schedule will be made up of 32 games: 30 in Arizona and two in Las Vegas, Nev.

Seattle will play 15 of 32 spring exhibitions at Peoria Stadium, 20 miles northwest of downtown Phoenix.

The Mariners will play five games against the Kansas City Royals; four games against the Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego and the Chicago Cubs; and two games against Anaheim Angels, Colorado Rockies, Texas Rangers, Oakland A's, San Francisco Giants, the Chicago White Sox and the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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