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Rockies, Tigers swap pitchers as Bautista heads to Detroit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Denny Bautista was acquired by the
Detroit Tigers from the Colorado Rockies for Jose Capellan on Tuesday in a swap of
right-handed pitchers.

Bautista was 2-1 with a 12.46 ERA in nine games for Colorado
this year and went 3-2 with a 2.92 ERA in 64 2-3 innings at
Triple-A Colorado Springs. The 27-year-old is 1-1 with a 3.46 in
eight appearances with Oriente in the Dominican Winter League and
has a 4-10 major league record with a 6.93 ERA in 21 starts and 14
relief appearances.

Capellan, once considered a top prospect with Atlanta, went a
combined 0-3 with a 5.54 ERA in 17 relief appearances this season
for Milwaukee and Detroit, which acquired him July 1. He was 0-1
with a 5.79 ERA at Triple-A Toledo.

Capellan, 26, is 5-7 with a 4.90 ERA in 96 relief appearances
and two starts for Atlanta (2004), Milwaukee (2005-07) and Detroit
(2007).