DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has acquired right-handed pitcher Denny Bautista from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for right-handed pitcher Jose Capellan.
Bautista posted a 2-1 record as he appeared in nine games with the Rockies in 2007. In 51 outings with Triple-A Colorado Springs last season, he finished 3-2 with a 2.92 ERA (64.2IP/21ER). Bautista has appeared in eight games for Oriente in the Dominican Winter League, compiling a 1-1 record, 3.46 ERA (13.0IP/5ER) and 18 strikeouts.
In eight seasons at the Minor League level after signing with Florida as a non-drafted free agent on April 11, 2000, he has posted a 41-40 record and 3.75 ERA (688.0IP/287ER) in 173 games. Bautista has seen action in 35 games at the Major League level with Baltimore (2004), Kansas City (2004-06) and Colorado (2006-07).
Capellan saw action in 10 games with Detroit in 2007 after being acquired from Milwaukee on July 1. A veteran of four seasons at the Major League level with Atlanta (2004), Milwaukee (2005-07) and Detroit (2007), he is 5-7 with a 4.90 ERA (121.1IP/66ER) in 98 games.