The Rockies are interested in free agent Mark Trumbo, according to Jon Morosi of FOXSports.com. The club’s level of interest is not known, though they are the first serious suitor to emerge for the slugger.
Trumbo’s market has been a bit nebulous to this point, though Colorado makes sense as a natural suitor. His power would play well in Coors Field, and the club is looking for a big bat to replace Mark Reynolds at first base. A major-league source indicates that the Rockies have expressed interest in re-signing Reynolds, though their interest in Trumbo appears they are aiming higher as they try to fill that void.
Trumbo, 30, was an All-Star with the Orioles last season, hitting .256/.316/.533 with a league-best 47 home runs and 108 RBI. He is expected to command a large, multi-year deal in free agency during his first go-around, just a year after being traded from the Mariners to the Orioles for catcher Steve Clevenger.
Trumbo, like many other free agents, may sign during this week’s Winter Meetings, which get underway Monday outside of Washington D.C.