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NL West Notes: Rockies likely done making moves, Dodgers closing in on signing Sergio Romo

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Here is the latest from around the National League West.

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It’s unlikely the Rockies add any other players to their major league roster via free agency, according to MLB.com’s Thomas Harding.

Though Colorado could consider upgrading its rotation by signing Jason Hammel or another free agent starter, the organization might not have enough payroll flexibility to do so.

Hammel has experience pitching with the Rockies, though he is coming off of a solid season with the Cubs and seems to be holding out for a multi-year deal as a result. Colorado’s rotation ranked 13th in the National League last season.

Here’s the latest from around the National League West:

  • Though it seems a deal is not yet in place, the Dodgers have emerged as the finalists for free agent Sergio Romo.

  • The Giants haven’t been among the more active teams on the trade front of late, which might be signaling a change in organizational direction.

  • San Diego is thought to have one of baseball’s deeper minor league systems, but it doesn’t necessarily have as much talent as some analysts believe.

  • The Diamondbacks were successful in their arbitration case with Shelby Miller and as a result have all but one arbitration eligible players under contract.

  • Colorado traded Eddie Butler after he was designated for assignment earlier in the week.