Growing up in Hyde Park and starring at West Roxbury High School, Manny Delcarmen dreamed of pitching for the Red Sox.
For nearly six full seasons, the righthander fulfilled his dream, even contributing as a key setup man to the 2007 World Series champions. But his run with the Sox came to an abrupt end this afternoon when he was dealt to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for Single A righthander Chris Balcom-Miller
The 28-year-old Delcarmen, a hard-thrower who has mixed periods of dominance with maddening stretches of inconsistency, went 3-2 with a 4.70 ERA in 48 relief appearances this season.
A second-round selection by Boston in the 2000 draft, he ranks fourth in club history with 289 relief appearances, compiling a 11-6 record with a 3.89 ERA and 243 strikeouts.
Balcom-Miller, 21, is 6-7 with a 3.31 ERA with 117 strikeouts and 19 walks in 108 innings for the Rockies Single A Asheville affiliate.
In 2009 Balcom-Miller was named Pioneer League Pitcher of the Year after posting a 4-0 record with a 1.58 ERA in 57 innings.
Projected as a future middle-of-the-rotation starter, he was rated the 16th-best prospect in the Rockies organization by Baseball America entering the season.