Rockies Notes: Francis, Aardsma, Heilman

Let's take a look at some Rockies news..

  • Jeff Francis will decide on whether he will return to the Rockies soon, writes Jim Armstrong of The Denver Post.  Colorado turned down a $7.5MM club option on the pitcher this offseason, making him a free agent.  The Rockies are probably offering the left-hander a deal with about $1MM guaranteed.
  • The Rockies believe that the Mariners are asking too much for David Aardsma, tweets Troy Renck of The Denver Post.  It was reported last night that the Rockies had interest in the veteran pitcher.
  • A new name to keep in mind for the Rockies is free agent reliever Aaron Heilman, Renck tweets.  Colorado has tried to land the 32-year-old multiple times in recent years.

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