Rockies claim catcher Tony Wolters from Indians
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Colorado Rockies have claimed catcher Tony Wolters off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.
To make room on the 40-man roster, they transferred right-hander Adam Ottovino to the 60-day disabled list.
Wolters, 23, spent last season at Double-A Akron, where he hit .209 with two homers and 17 RBIs and threw out 38 of 77 runners (49 percent) attempting to steal.
In six minor league seasons, Wolters has a .258 batting average with 75 doubles, 15 homers, 165 RBIs and 35 stolen bases. He's thrown out 40 percent of runners.
Ottovino went 1-0 in 10 appearances for the Rockies last season before May 4 Tommy John surgery. In partts of five seasons with St. Louis and Colorado, he is 8-10 with a 3.88 ERA.