Rockies Out On Beimel, Looper?

THURSDAY, 10:06am: Despite O’Dowd’s comments, Renck says Beimel remains interested in joining the Rockies.  However, Beimel doesn’t think much of the Rockies’ offer.

WEDNESDAY, 7:47pm: According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, the Rockies are no longer pursuing free agent left-hander Joe Beimel.

"We maintained contact with his agent, and our desire was there, but I believe he’s going in a different direction so there’s no reason to keep calling," said GM Dan O’Dowd.  Beimel has drawn interest recently from the Diamondbacks, Tigers and Phillies.

O’Dowd also told Renck that the club has not reopened talks with free agent starter Braden Looper.  He has recieved interest from the Orioles, but would reportedly prefer to stay in the National League.


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