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Josh Roenicke | Relief Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/4/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Rockies signed RHP Josh Roenicke to a minor league contract.
He's expected to head to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Roenicke was released by the Nationals last week after posting a 5.45 ERA over 15 starts and eight relief appearances this season in Triple-A. The 32-year-old previously pitched with the Rockies from 2011-2012, but he's minor league depth this time around. Aug 12 - 1:04 PM

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Nationals signed RHP Josh Roenicke to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The brother in law of new teammate Ian Desmond, Roenicke put up a 4.35 ERA and 1.60 WHIP in 63 appearances last season for the Twins. His velocity has steadily declined the last few years, making him just organizational depth at this point.
Feb 14 - 12:49 PM

According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, reliever Josh Roenicke has interest from a "handful of teams."

Roenicke posted an ugly 4.35 ERA and 1.60 WHIP in 63 appearances last season for the Twins. The 31-year-old right-hander will likely have to settle for a minor league contract and spring training invite.
Feb 12 - 5:33 PM

Twins sent RHP Josh Roenicke outright to Triple-A Rochester.

Roenicke appeared in 63 games for the Twins this season, owning a 4.35 ERA and 1.59 WHIP over 62 innings. The move was made to clear space on the 40-man roster, and the 31-year-old will likely resurface somewhere next season.
Wed, Oct 2, 2013 07:05:00 PM

Josh Roenicke was perfect for 1 1/3 innings out of the pen Monday against the Tigers.

Roenicke was awfully valuable out of the pen for the Rockies last year, throwing 88 2/3 innings with a 3.25 ERA, but they decided to waive him over the winter. Claimed by the Twins, he has a 1.50 ERA in 12 innings so far this year. Meanwhile, the Rockies' bullpen imports have ERAs of 6.75 (Wilton Lopez) and 8.53 (Chris Volstad).
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 10:34:00 PM

Twins claimed RHP Josh Roenicke off waivers from the Rockies.

Roenicke posted a 3.25 ERA over 88 2/3 innings for the Rockies this season, though it also came along with an ugly 54/43 K/BB ratio. He'll compete for a middle relief role next spring.
Fri, Nov 2, 2012 02:45:00 PM

Josh Roenicke has secured a spot in the Rockies' Opening Day bullpen.

Roenicke posted a cool 0.79 ERA in 11 1/3 innings this spring in the Cactus League to earn the job. The right-hander will function as a middle reliever for the Rox.
Mon, Apr 2, 2012 12:01:00 PM

Rockies recalled RHP Josh Roenicke from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

He'll take the place of Jason Hammel (paternity leave) on the active roster. Roenicke, 29, hasn't given up a run over 8 1/3 innings with the Rockies this season while striking out eight and walking three. He should stick with the big club down the stretch.
Wed, Aug 31, 2011 08:46:00 AM

Rockies optioned RHP Josh Roenicke to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Roenicke, 29, did not allow a run and surrendered only four hits in 8 1/3 innings of the Rockies' bullpen after being recalled on August 7. He'll be back in a week.
Fri, Aug 26, 2011 06:51:00 PM

Rockies recalled RHP Josh Roenicke from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Roenicke, who was claimed off waivers from the Blue Jays back in June, has posted a 4.67 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 42/22 K/BB ratio over 52 innings at the Triple-A level this season. The Rockies wanted to get a fresh arm for their bullpen after their relievers had to throw a combined 12 innings over the last two days.
Sun, Aug 7, 2011 12:42:00 PM

Rockies claimed RHP Josh Roenicke off waivers from the Blue Jays; optioned him to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Roenicke, 28, had a 6.04 ERA in 22 1/3 innings this season for the Blue Jays' Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas. He'll act as organizational depth for the Rox.
Thu, Jun 2, 2011 04:24:00 PM

Blue Jays recalled RHP Josh Roenicke from Triple-A Las Vegas.

The 28-year-old Roenicke threw up a 4.97 ERA and an 11/10 K/BB ratio in 12 2/3 innings with the Jays earlier this season. He'll pitch in middle relief.
Sat, Sep 4, 2010 07:32:00 PM

Blue Jays optioned RHP Josh Roenicke to Triple-A Las Vegas.

He was cleared to make room on the roster for Tuesday's scheduled starter Brian Tallet. Roenicke, 27, tallied a 4.97 ERA and 11/10 K/BB ratio over 12 2/3 innings with the Jays.
Mon, May 31, 2010 10:20:00 PM

Blue Jays recalled RHP Josh Roenicke from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Roenicke, 27, posted a 7.13 ERA and 1.76 WHIP in 13 relief appearances after being acquired from the Reds in the Scott Rolen trade last July, battling elbow soreness. The 6-foot-3 sinkerballer had 8 2/3 scoreless innings under his belt with Triple-A Las Vegas to begin the season. It's unlikely that he finds himself in the mix for saves anytime soon, but he profiles in the back end of a bullpen in the long-term.
Tue, Apr 27, 2010 12:24:00 AM

Blue Jays optioned RHP Josh Roenicke to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Roenicke allowed four runs -- three earned -- over 6 1/3 innings of work this spring and was ultimately denied a bullpen spot by Merkin Valdez and Shawn Camp, who were out of options. The 27-year-old right-hander will continue to try to harness his electric stuff in the minor leagues.
Thu, Apr 1, 2010 01:31:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilin Rosario
2Michael McKenry
3Jackson Williams
1B1Justin Morneau
2Ben Paulsen
3Matt McBride
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Charlie Culberson
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Josh Rutledge
3Rafael Ynoa
4Cristhian Adames
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Kyle Parker
CF1Drew Stubbs
2Brandon Barnes
RF1Charlie Blackmon
2Michael Cuddyer
3Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Jordan Lyles
3Christian Bergman
4Tyler Matzek
5Yohan Flande
6Eddie Butler
7Jhoulys Chacin
8Brett Anderson
9Tyler Chatwood
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1LaTroy Hawkins
2Rex Brothers
3Adam Ottavino
4Matt Belisle
5Boone Logan
6Brooks Brown
7Nick Masset
8Juan Nicasio
9Christian Friedrich
10Rob Scahill
11Franklin Morales