Rockies swap Street to Padres for minor-leaguer, cash
The Colorado Rockies traded relieverto the San Diego Padres in exchange for a minor-leaguer and cash considerations. The Padres will reportedly pick up most of the $8 million Street is owed in 2012.
Street fell out of the Rockies plans for 2012 whentook over as the closer in mid-August last season. The move will clear salary space for the Rockies to pursue players at other positions, including second base and the starting rotation.
Ken Rosenthal at FoxSports.com reports that a trade of Street could lead to the Rockies stepping up their pursuit of former Philadelphia Phillies reliever and Cherry Creek product Brad Lidge. Also Wednesday came reports that the Rockies have contact the Atlanta Braves regarding right-handed starter Jair Jurrjens.