Rockies In No Rush To Acquire Infielders

The Rockies are interested in Ty Wigginton and will monitor the market for infielders, but they will wait to see if the club remains in contention before dealing for infield help. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that for now, the Rockies will rely on Clint Barmes and Jonathan Herrera while Troy Tulowitzki's broken wrist heals. If the Rockies remain in contention after they play seven consecutive series against winning teams, they could pursue infield help.

If the 37-33 Rockies are contending in mid-July, Rosenthal suggests Wigginton and Dan Uggla as possible targets. Other infielders such as Adam Kennedy, Akinori Iwamura, Jayson Nix and Ryan Theriot could also draw interest from GM Dan O'Dowd and the rest of the Rockies front office. But at least for now, the team is in wait-and-see mode. 

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5 Comments on "Rockies In No Rush To Acquire Infielders"

5 years 2 months ago

I don’t understand this plan. Won’t contending depend, at least in part, on finding a suitable replacement for Tulu? And does it really make sense to start inquiring about guys in mid-July when Tulu could be back August 1?

5 years 2 months ago

yeah no kidding

5 years 2 months ago

It probably just means there are no guys realistically available that they view as upgrades. It also means they have confidence in Jonathan Herrera and Chris Nelson, and want to see how they handle the load before panicking too much. It makes some sense. Maybe not a lot on the surface though.

5 years 2 months ago

Any word on when EY2 is going to return form injury?

5 years 2 months ago

No. He’s only riding a stationary bike at the moment. Rox are saying he has to be fully healed before they send him to rehab stint.