The Colorado Rockies are “working on multiple fronts as they
attempt to bolster” their starting rotation, and the team is interested in
numerous free agent pitchers, including right-hander Kevin Correia and
left-hand Jeff Francis, reports Troy Renck of The Denver Post.
While a trade remains possible, Colorado has expressed
interest in numerous free agents, including right-hander Kevin Correia and
left-hander Jeff Francis, according to sources.
The Rockies are seeking a pitcher to fill the role it cast right-hander
Jeremy Guthrie, who was traded to the Kansas City Royals last summer: “a
reliable arm, capable of giving the team a chance to win every five days,”
according to Renck.
While Guthrie ultimately was unable to fill that role,
prompting his trade, Renck believes Correia fits the profile. The 32-year-old
maintained an ERA of 4.21 over 32 appearances, including 28 starts, last season
for the Pittsburgh Pirates and owns a career ERA of 4.54 over 10 seasons in the
Francis rejoined the Rockies, the team that made him a
first-round pick in the 2002 MLB Draft, last season. Over 24 starts the lefty maintained
an ERA of 5.58. The 31-year-old has posted an ERA of 4.86 over eight seasons at
the major league level.
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