Rockies Express Interest In Jair Jurrjens

The Rockies contacted the Braves to express interest in righty Jair Jurrjens, tweets's Thomas Harding.  With today's Huston Street trade, the Rockies freed up the better part of $8MM to pursue a starting pitcher.  MLBTR projects Jurrjens to earn $5.1MM in 2012; the 25-year-old is under team control through 2013 as an arbitration eligible player.  Eight to ten teams have shown real interest in Jurrjens this winter, reported Danny Knobler of CBS Sports last night.

The Rockies' unloading of Street is also expected to kickstart their pursuit of free agent reliever Brad Lidge, a Denver-area native, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.