King traded from Cardinals to Rockies for two players

King traded from Cardinals to Rockies for two players

DALLAS (AP) - Left-hander Ray King was traded from St. Louis to Colorado on Wednesday night for outfielder Larry Bigbie and infielder Aaron Miles.

King was 4-4 with a 3.38 ERA in 77 relief appearances for the Cardinals, but didn't make an appearance in either of the team's playoffs series this year.

"We're very excited to add a left-handed pitcher of Ray's caliber to our bullpen," Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd said. "He brings a veteran presence to the later innings of a game, and his track record speaks for itself."

In 447 career games for the Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee, Atlanta and St. Louis, King is 18-18 with a 3.12 ERA. In 12 career appearances at Coors Field, opposing hitters have gone just 4-for-27 (.148) against him and he has allowed one run in 8 1-3 innings. He turns 32 next month.

Bigbie was traded from Baltimore to Colorado for outfielder Eric Byrnes on July 29. He hit a combined .239 with five homers and 23 RBIs for the Rockies and Orioles.

Miles, who started 69 games at second base for the Rockies, batted .281 with two home runs and 28 RBIs in 99 games last season.