The Rockies are discussing the possibility of trading outfielder Charlie Blackmon with multiple clubs, according to a report from Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi of FOXSports.com. The report mentions that Colorado is willing to trade Blackmon in exchange for pitching, and then sign a free-agent outfielder to replace him.
The Rangers, who have had previous interest in Blackmon, are among the teams who could be a match for the Rockies, along with the Orioles, Braves and Cubs, who are seeking outfield help. The O's seem to be the team with the most pitching depth out of that group, though any of the other teams could deal from their minor-league systems in a potential deal for Blackmon.
Blackmon, 28, had a breakout season last year with the Rockies, hitting .288/.335/.440 with 19 home runs and 72 RBI in 154 games. He was named to the NL All-Star team for the first time in his career, and appeared at all three outfield positions. In 305 games over four seasons with the Rockies, Blackmon is a lifetime .290/.329/.430 hitter with 28 home runs and 111 RBI. He is controlled through the end of the 2018 season, making him attractive to teams who are looking for a solid outfielder with four years left of contorl.