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Rockies lose pitcher to Twins in waiver claim

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The Minnesota Twins claimed Colorado Rockies reliever Josh Roenicke off waivers Friday.

The Twins also claimed triple-A infielder Tommy Field from the Rockies, the Kansas City Royals took pitcher Guillermo Moscoso and the Chicago Cubs were awarded reliever Zach Putnam.

Roenicke was surprised by the move, The Denver Post reported.

"It is confusing. It's brutal," Roenicke told The Post. "We have a good group of guys. If I had a bad year, I would understand it and could see this happening."

The 29-year-old right-hander worked in 63 games last season and had a 3.25 ERA in 88 2/3 innings.

Moscoso posted a 3-2 record with a 6.12 ERA in 23 appearances that included three starts for the Rockies.

Field and Putnam played briefly with the Rockies this season.
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