Denny Bautista acquired by Tigers from Rockies for Jose Capellan in swap of pitchers

Updated: December 4, 2007, 2:46 PM ET
Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Denny Bautista was acquired by the Detroit Tigers from the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday in a swap of right-handed pitchers.

The Rockies received Jose Capellan, once considered a top prospect with Atlanta.

Bautista was 2-1 with a 12.46 ERA in nine games for Colorado this year and went 3-2 with a 2.92 ERA in 64 2-3 innings at Triple-A Colorado Springs. The 27-year-old is 1-1 with a 3.46 in eight appearances with Oriente in the Dominican Winter League and has a 4-10 major league record with a 6.93 ERA in 21 starts and 14 relief appearances.

Capellan went a combined 0-3 with a 5.54 ERA in 17 relief appearances this season for Milwaukee and Detroit, which acquired him July 1. He was 0-1 with a 5.79 ERA at Triple-A Toledo.

The 26-year-old Capellan is 5-7 with a 4.90 ERA in 96 relief appearances and two starts for Atlanta (2004), Milwaukee (2005-07) and Detroit (2007).

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