Hale was designated for assignment by the Rockies on Friday.

He didn't fare well in his first appearance of the season last weekend, allowing three runs on three hits and two walks over 1.2 innings. The door for Hale to become a major league starter was already closed, and it seems the Rockies ruled out the possibility of him developing into a useful bullpen option. Hale will now be subjected to waivers.

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