Colorado rockies acquire right-handed pitcher James Farris from Chicago Cubs in exchange for right-handed pitcher Eddie Butler

Clubs also exchange international slots as part of trade

The Colorado Rockies announced Wednesday that they have acquired right-hander James Farris from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for right-hander Eddie Butler. Butler was recently designated for assignment by Colorado on Jan. 28. Additionally, the clubs exchanged international slots as part of the trade.

  • Farris, 24, made 17 relief appearances for High-A Myrtle Beach in 2016 prior to his promotion to Double-A Tennessee on June 6. With Myrtle Beach, he went 1-2 with a 2.40 ERA (30.0 IP, 8 ER) with seven walks and 36 strikeouts. With Tennessee, he went 1-3 with a 2.75 ERA (36.0 IP, 11 ER), 10 walks and 38 strikeouts. The Gilbert, Ariz., native was originally drafted by the Cubs in the ninth round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft and is 4-13 with a 2.91 ERA (126.2 IP, 41 ER), 38 walks and 151 strikeouts across three Minor League seasons.
  • Butler, 25, went 2-5 with a 7.17 ERA (64.0 IP, 51 ER), 21 walks and 47 strikeouts across 17 appearances with nine starts in 2016. Originally selected by Colorado in the first round (46th) of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, he went 6-16 with a 6.50 ERA (159.1 IP, 115 ER), 70 walks and 94 strikeouts in 36 career games (28 starts) with the Rockies.

The Rockies currently have a full 40-man roster.