From (your source for FREE trade info)-- The Colorado Rockies sent right-handed pitcher Shawn Chacon to the New York Yankees on Thursday night for a pair of Minor League pitchers.
The Rockies will get right-handed pitchers Ramon Ramirez and Eduardo Sierra, both of whom have been assigned to Double-A Tulsa.

Ramirez, 23, has split the season between Triple-A Columbus (1-3, 5.33 ERA in six starts) and Double-A Trenton (6-5, 3.84 ERA in 15 starts). Sierra, 23, is 3-1 with a 3.28 ERA and two saves in 33 relief appearances at Trenton.

Chacon, 27, a second-round draft choice in 1996 and the first player the Rockies had drafted from a Colorado high school (Greeley Central), had been the Rockies' hard-luck pitcher this season, going 1-7 but with a 4.09 ERA -- strong considering he pitches at Coors Field. He has given up three or fewer runs in nine of his 12 starts, but is 0-7 in his last 10 starts.

Chacon would be fitted into the Yankees' injury-depleted starting rotation on Saturday, because right-hander Kevin Brown was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday (retroactive to Sunday).

Chacon had been slated to start for the Rockies on Friday against Philadelphia. Right-hander Jose Acevedo (2-0, 4.05 ERA) will take Chacon's place.

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a starter for Saturday!

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