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Rockies Interested In Braves' Martin Prado

In search for a second baseman, the Colorado Rockies have contacted the Atlanta Braves about Martin Prado, according to Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post. Prado fell back in 2011, only hitting .260/.302/ .385 across the board as the Braves' everyday left fielder. The 28-year-old hit .307/.354/.461 as the club's everyday second baseman the two years prior, however.

"The Rockies scouted Prado extensively last season and view him as a starting second baseman who could occupy a run-producing spot in the lineup. The clubs have not yet exchanged names, but are expected to keep the lines of communication open."

Earlier today, David O'Brien of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution reported the Rockies' Seth Smith could be an appealing player for Atlanta. Smith, a left-handed hitting outfielder, could fit in a platoon situation for the club. The 29-year-old hits .290/.364/.518 in 1210 plate appearances against right-handed pitching. However, GM Frank Wren said the team is looking for a right-handed hitting corner outfield bat. Smith wouldn't fit that mold, but would be an interesting piece in a package deal.