The Colorado Rockies continue to add players in free agency. On Thursday, the Rockies reportedly agreed to a deal with veteran reliever Mike Dunn, adding a piece to a woeful bullpen that the organization said it needed to solidify.
USA Today’s Bob Nightengale broke the news.
Dunn, 31, spent the last five seasons of his career with the Miami Marlins. He logged 42 1/3 innings and had a 3.40 ERA last season. For his career, he’s averaged 10 strikeouts per nine innings.
Dunn seemed to confirm the news that he’s signing with the Rockies in a tweet.
According to Nightengale, Colorado might not be done making moves either. He reported that Colorado is negotiating with free agent first basemen Mark Trumbo and Edwin Encarnacion.
“If they land either slugger, they likely would shift (recent free agent signing Ian) Desmond to the outfield, giving them a valuable trade chip in Charlie Blackmon or Carlos Gonzalez to acquire pitching help,” Nightengale wrote.
Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich said at Desmond’s introductory press conference Tuesday that “we signed Ian to be our first baseman.” Don’t be surprised if Desmond is playing an outfield spot on Opening Day in light of Nightengale’s report, though.
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