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Rockies rumors: Colorado open to trading players for pitching

The Rockies are open to trading position players for starting pitching.

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Because of their serious issues surrounding their starting rotation, the Colorado Rockies are willing to entertain trade possibilities for multiple position players, including outfielders Dexter Fowler and Michael Cuddyer, reports Troy Renck of The Denver Post:

They will entertain trade possibilities for multiple position players, including Dexter Fowler and Michael Cuddyer, according to opposing executives and scouts.

While the Rockies are open to the idea of trading Cuddyer and Fowler, the club has no plans to trade All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, says Renck. He reports that the availability of Fowler and Cuddyer "is related to the Rockies’ depth and Tyler Colvin’s versatility." The 27-year-old Colvin has hit .291/.328/.530 this season and has the ability to man all three outfield positions.

Renck notes that the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies are two teams that could be potential fits for Fowler, as they will each look to address center field openings this winter.

Fowler, 26, has had a career season for the Rockies, hitting .300/.389/.474 with 18 doubles, 11 triples, 13 home runs and 12 stolen bases in 17 attempts. Cuddyer’s hit .260/.317/.489 with 30 doubles and 16 home runs.