BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 27: Marco Scutaro #10 of the Boston Red Sox follows his two RBI home run during the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 27, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
UPDATE: Jim Bowden of ESPN tweets that the deal is done. The Red Sox have traded Scutaro to Colorado in exchange for Clayton Mortensen. No cash is involved.
According to Troy Renck, the Rockies are finishing up a deal for Marco Scutaro. Yesterday, we heard that Colorado was close to acquiring the Boston Red Sox shortstop, but talks ended up fizzling out. Now, it appears that the deal has been revived. Renck notes that Colorado would send a pitcher to Boston in return, if the trade goes through.
The Rockies would reportedly use Scutaro as their starting second baseman. The Red Sox, meanwhile, are looking to bring in another pitcher and clear up some money. Clayton Mortensen was discussed by the two teams, tweets Renck.
Scutaro, 36, hit .299/.358/.423 in 113 games with Boston in 2011.
Twitter / @TroyRenck: Rockies finishing up a dea ...
"Rockies finishing up a deal for Boston's Marco Scutaro. A pitcher would go back to Boston. Deal revived today."
Twitter / @TroyRenck: The Red Sox are looking to ...
"The Red Sox are looking to move money to make a move for another pitcher. Scutaro wold start at 2B for Rockies"
Twitter / @TroyRenck: I believe it's Clayton Mor ...
"I believe it's Clayton Mortensen. Still confirming that. But I know he was discussed RT @DudeoDan: @TroyRenck who is the pitcher?"