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10/12/2006 1:47 PM ET
Rockies roster moves for Thursday, Oct. 12
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DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies announced the following roster moves today:

LHP Justin Hampson was acquired by San Diego on a waiver claim. RHP Nate Field and LHP Mike Venafro both cleared waivers and were outrighted to Colorado Springs.

Hampson, 26, had his contract purchased from Triple-A Colorado Springs on September 7 and went 1-0 with a 7.50 ERA (12.0 ip, 10 er) in 5 games/one start. He earned his first career major league win on September 18 vs. San Francisco, after pitching 5.0 innings and allowing 6 runs on 10 hits. Prior to joining the Rockies he spent the entire season at Colorado Springs, going 8-4 with a 3.33 ERA (121.2 ip, 45 er) in 31 games/13 starts. Hampson was a "draft and follow" whom the Rockies selected in June of 1999 and signed the following year.

Field, 30, made 14 relief appearances for the Rockies after having his contract purchased on September 4. The Denver native went 1-1 with a 4.00 ERA (9.0 ip, 4 er) with 14 strikeouts against 5 walks. He earned his first win as a Rockie on September 8 vs. Washington, becoming the first major league pitcher born in Denver to record a win in the city. Field spent the entire season at Triple-A Colorado Springs, going 3-3 with a 4.74 ERA (49.1 ip, 26 er) in 49 games. He led the Pacific Coast League with 25 saves and was named a relief pitcher on the All-PCL team.

Venafro, 33, was purchased from Colorado Springs on September 8 and appeared in 7 games with the Rockies, all in relief. He posted a 1-0 record with a 2.45 ERA (3.2 ip, 1 er). He was signed by the Rockies to a minor league contract on July 20 and made 20 relief appearances for the Sky Sox, going 3-1 with a 2.20 ERA (16.1 ip, 4 er). The sidearming southpaw started the season with Triple-A Louisville in the Reds organization, going 0-0 with a 2.45 ERA (22.0 ip, 6 er) and 2 saves in 36 games.

With these moves, the Rockies now have 37 players on the club's 40-man roster. .

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