The Rockies have acquired 36-year old righty swinging 2B/SS Marco Scutaro from the Red Sox for 26-year old righty starter/reliever Clayton Mortensen. Scutaro played in 113 games for the Red Sox last year and he was 118 of 395 (.299 avg, .781 OPS) with 59 runs scored, 7 homers, 54 RBIs and 4 stolen bases. He has now played in 1,103 games in his first 10 years in the majors and he is 1,019 of 3,768 (.270 avg, .727 OPS) with 538 runs scored, 68 homers, 404 RBIs and 44 stolen bases. Scutaro will take over as the Rockies’ starting 2B in 2012. Clayton Mortensen pitched in 16 games (6 starts) for the Rockies last year (his only season with the team) and he was 2-4 with a 3.86 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP. Mortensen was little more than an extra piece on the Rockies’ pitching staff, so I really like this deal for them as Scutaro will give the team some zip near the top of the batting order in 2012.