Scutaro, who is 36 years old, has been on the Red Sox since 2010. He has proven to be a very consistent part of the bottom of their lineup, hitting .275 in 2010 and .299 in 2011, Scutaro's option was supposedly picked up from Boston, meaning he'd have earned $6 million in 2012.
However, it seems that Ben Cherington had other plans. Thus, the Rockies found their man.
In return, the Boston Red Sox acquired a former first-round sandwich draft pick in 2007, Clayton Mortensen. Mortensen, in three MLB seasons, has a career earned run average of 5.12 to go with a 4-8 record. He's coming off of a 2-4 record with a 3.86 ERA last season. He has worked both as a starting pitcher and a relief pitcher throughout his career.