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Rockies Want to Trade Jeremy Guthrie; Blue Jays Interested

June 17, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie (15) pitches during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE
June 17, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie (15) pitches during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

The Colorado Rockies are discussing a trade that would send pitcher Jeremy Guthrie to the Toronto Blue Jays, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

While no deal is thought to be imminent, sources have told Rosenthal the Jays could acquire 33-year-old right-hander for a "lesser prospect" with the stipulation that Toronto take on most of Guthrie's roughly $5 million remaining in salary.

Sources believed the prospect being discussed is likely first baseman Mike McDade, 23, a former sixth round pick who is hitting .307/.390/.494 at Double-A New Hampshire.

Guthrie has struggled for the Rockies this season, putting up a 6.91 ERA in 10 starts and striking out only 5.4 batters per nine. The righty's ERA is mostly inflated due to struggles pitching at Coors Field, where he owns a 9.53 ERA. Guthrie owns a 4.33 ERA over nine major league seasons.

Both the Rockies and the Jays are still exploring other trade options, according to Rosenthal's sources.