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March 29, 2011 at 8:38 PM

Red Sox trade Turpen to Colorado for C McKenry

The Red Sox have traded RHP Daniel Turpen to the Colorado Rockies for catcher Mike McKenry, the Rockies announced.

Turpen, 24, was originally acquired from the San Francisco Giants at last year's trade deadline. He was selected in this offseason's Rule 5 draft by the New York Yankees and returned to the Red Sox earlier this month. Last season with Double-A Portland, Turpen was 2-1 with a 4.91 ERA and 3 saves in 12 appearances.

McKenry, 26, was originally drafted by Colorado in the 7th round of the 2006 amateur draft. In four minor league seasons McKenry has hit .265/.357/.455 with 66 home runs and 287 RBI in 491 games. He made his major league debut last season and went without a hit in 8 at-bats for the Rockies. Last season at Triple-A Colorado Springs, McKenry hit .265/.328/.424 with 10 home runs and 49 RBI in 99 games.

McKenry was on the Rockies 40-man roster, so the Red Sox, in order to clear room on their 40 man roster, designated catcher Mark Wagner for assignment.