Aug 11, 2011 3:02 AM by Lee Douglas

Rox Nicasio released from hospital

CINCINNATI (AP) - The Colorado Rockies announced on Wednesday that pitcher Juan Nicasio was released from a Denver hospital on Wednesday and is resting comfortably at home. This just five days after he broke his neck when hit by a line drive.

The Rockies also made several rosters moves on Wednesday.

As expected the Rox signed right-handed pitcher Kevin
Millwood. Millwood later started Wednesday night's game at Cincinnati.

The Rockies also called up right-handed reliever Edgar Gonzalez from Triple-A Colorado Springs to help their depleted bullpen. They put right-hander Matt Lindstrom on the 15-day disabled list because of soreness below his right arm and optioned infielder Ian Stewart to Colorado Springs to work on his hitting.

The 36-year-old Millwood signed a minor league deal with the Yankees in March, but opted out of it when he wasn't called up by May 1. He signed with Boston on May 20 and was released Friday. He has a career record of 159-137.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)




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