Originally posted on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 1/21/12
Troy Renck of the Denver Post is reporting that a deal between the Boston Red Sox and Colorado Rockies that would send shortstop Marco Scutaro to Colorado has been completed. Pitcher Clayton Mortensen is heading to the Red Sox in the deal. The Rockies have been hunting an infielder all winter. They were closely tied to Martin Prado of the Atlanta Braves, before that proposed deal fell apart. Seth Smith, who was the key component rumored to be heading to Atlanta, was dealt to Oakland last week. Colorado won't be using Scutaro at short, due to the presence of their All-Star Troy Tulowitzki. It's assumed that Scutaro will be playing second base for the Rockies. Last season for the Red Sox, the 36 year-old Scutaro had a line of .299/.358/.423, which was an improvement over his first season in Boston, when he hit just .275/.333/.388. However, he played in just 113 games last season, down from 150 in 2010. If the deal happens, it looks like Boston will be handing the shortstop position to...
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