The Colorado Rockies would like to add one more capable
starting pitcher before the start of the regular season, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Rosenthal believes the Rockies are armed with the position-player
depth to swing such a trade.
While the Rockies have several options at multiple positions
entering the regular season, Rosenthal expects the team to trade a catcher if
they are able to swing a deal for a starting pitcher. Colorado currently has
Wilin Rosario, Ramon Hernandez and Jordan Pacheco on its 40-man roster, with
Yorvit Torrealba in camp as a non-roster invitee.
Of the four backstops mentioned, Rosenthal believes
Hernandez, and the $3.2 million remaining on his contract, is the most likely
to be traded.
The Rockies reportedly characterize a capable starter as
someone who can long 150 to 175 innings with an ERA in the 4.50-4.75 range. The
Los Angeles Dodgers would seem to have a pair of starters, Chris Capuano and
Aaron Harang, which would fit this mold.
The Rockies already have a projected starting rotation that
includes Jhoulys Chacin, Jeff Francis, Jorge De La Rosa, Drew Pomeranz and Juan
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