VIDEO: Rockies turn a gorgeous double play

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D.J. LeMahieu and Troy Tulowitzki teamed up for one of the most aesthetically-pleasing double plays you’ll ever see in the first inning Wednesday evening at Nationals Park …

When everybody is healthy, the Rockies rank among the best defensive infields in the major leagues.

And it just so happens that Nolan Arenado (finger) is due back from the disabled list on Thursday.

Angels acquire Odrisamer Despaigne from Marlins

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The Angels announced on Tuesday night that the club acquired pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne from the Marlins for cash considerations. Pitcher Dayan Diaz was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for Despaigne.

Despaigne, 31, posted a lackluster 5.31 ERA with 18 strikeouts and eight walks in 20 1/3 innings for the Marlins before being optioned to Triple-A New Orleans in early June. Despaigne has even struggled at Triple-A compiling a 4.47 ERA with a 41/13 K/BB ratio in 44 1/3 innings.

Despaigne has spent about equal time starting and relieving in his major league career, so he could operate as a swingman for the Angels. Otherwise, he’ll serve as pitching depth.