The Rockies have expressed interest in relievers Wade Davis and Zach Britton to fill their vacant closer position, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network.
All-Star Greg Holland turned down the Rockies’ qualifying offer and will test free agency after leading the league with 41 saves in 2017. Holland was the only Rockies player to receive a qualifying offer from the team.
Davis is a free agent himself and figures to be the most valuable reliever on the free agent market. The 32-year-old has been an All-Star selection in each of the last three seasons, and posted a 2.30 ERA last season in 58 2/3 innings pitched.
Britton would have to be acquired via trade, which multiple teams attempted to do before the 2017 trade deadline. The Orioles entertained some offers, but the asking price was deemed to high by teams looking to add bullpen depth. With the Orioles in danger of losing Manny Machado to free agency next offseason, they may decide it is time for a rebuild and unload stars like Britton.