Rockies rumors: Colorado targeting capable starting pitcher

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 Nicasio.



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