GM Dan O'Dowd told Thomas Harding of MLB.com that the Rockies may be looking for pitching help later this summer. The Rockies will use the next four weeks to determine whether to look outside of the organization to replenish a pitching staff that saw Jorge de la Rosa and Esmil Rogers hit the disabled list in May.
"I said all along, even when we were struggling offensively for so long, I still feel the issues with our club are going to come down to our pitching,” O'Dowd said. "If we were out looking for anything, it would be to continue to improve our pitching."
The 37-36 Rockies are 2.5 games out of the NL West lead despite a rotation that has faltered without De La Rosa and Rogers. Rockies starters rank 22nd in MLB in ERA (3.99), 21st in innings (440 1.3) and 28th in BB/9 (3.6). MLBTR’s Tim Dierkes recently previewed the market for starting pitchers, left-handed relievers and right-handed relievers.