The Colorado Rockies are set to trade reliever Huston Street to the San Diego Padres in exchange for a minor-leaguer, according to multiple reports. The Padres will reportedly pick up most of the $8 million Street is owed in 2012.
Colorado Rockies Rumors
FoxSports.com reports that the Colorado Rockies are interested in free-agent Japanese infielder Kensuke Tanaka. Tanaka, 30, missed much of the last season with a broken bone in his ankle. Tanaka is a left-handed hitter who can steal bases and walks more than he strikes out.
Once considered one of the top prospects in the game with the Los Angeles Angels, Brandon Wood has struggled with strikeouts in the majors and was outrighted by the Pittsburgh Pirates after the season.
ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that the Los Angeles Dodgers will sign second baseman Mark Ellis to a two-year deal worth a little less than $4.5 million a year. Ellis is a Type B free agent, and the Colorado Rockies, who acquired Ellis in a trade last season, will received a supplemental round pick if he signs with the Dodgers.
MLB.com’s Thomas Harding reports that the Colorado Rockies are interested in free-agent right-hander Roy Oswalt. Oswalt was 9-10 with a 3.69 ERA in 2011 while missing significant time with back problems.
The Colorado Rockies have inquired with the Atlanta Braves about Martin Prado. The Braves are reportedly looking for outfield help and may have interest in Rockies outfielder Seth Smith. Prado, who has played second base, third base and left field regularly in the past, would likely fit at second with the Rockies.
Colorado Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta, third baseman Ian Stewart and right-handed reliever Rafael Betancourt are drawing trade interest as the deadline nears.
The Colorado Rockies have traded starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez to the Cleveland Indians for four players, including Drew Pomeranz and Alex White, two of the top pitching prospects in baseball.
Tracy Ringolsby reports for FoxSports.com that the Minnesota Twins may be interested in acquiring a Colorado Rockies reliever such as Rafael Betancourt, Matt Belisle, Matt Lindstrom or perhaps Huston Street. The Rockies have interest in Twins right-hander Kevin Slowey.
SI.com’s Jon Heyman reports that seven teams are interested in Colorado Rockies starter Ubaldo Jimenez: Cincinnati, Detroit, New York Yankees, Boston, Texas, Cleveland and Toronto. Earlier, Joel Sherman from the New York Post reported that the feeling from rival executives is that the Rockies would like to find a deal for Jimenez.
Yahoo! Sports’ Tim Brown reports the Colorado Rockies are among teams pursing Minnesota Twins right-hander Kevin Slowey.
Sean McAdam of CSN New England and SI.com’s Jon Heyman report that the Boston Red Sox are intersted in Colorado Rockies outfielder Ryan Spilborghs.