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Rockies rumors: Colorado interested in Kevin Correia, Jeff Francis

The Colorado Rockies are working “multiple fronts as they attempt to bolster their rotation.”

Alex Trautwig

The Colorado Rockies are working "multiple fronts as they attempt to bolster their rotation," and the club has expressed interest in several free agents, including right-hander Kevin Correia and left-hander Jeff Francis, reports Troy Renck of The Denver Post:

The Rockies are working on multiple fronts as they try to attempt to bolster their rotation. While a trade remains possible, Colorado has expressed interest in numerous free agents, including right-hander Kevin Correia and left-hander Jeff Francis, according to sources.

Renck adds that the Rockies are seeking a pitcher to fill the role of right-hander Jeremy Guthrie, who the team traded to the Kansas City Royals last summer. Colorado wants a pitcher that offers a reliable arm and gives the team a chance to win every five days.

Renck believes Correia fits the profile and adds that the 32-year-old has pitched well at Coors Field (3.61 ERA in 42-plus innings).

Over 32 appearances, including 28 starts, for the Pittsburgh Pirates last season Correia maintained an ERA of 4.21. He owns a career ERA of 4.54 over 10 seasons at the major league level.

Francis, 31, posted an ERA of 5.58 over 24 starts for the Rockies last season. He owns a career ERA of 4.86 over eight seasons.

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