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MLB Trade Rumors: Rockies interested in Justin Wilson, Brad Brach and Zach Britton

The Rockies are looking for a bullpen upgrade before the deadline.

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The Rockies are in the thick of the Wild Card race in the National League, and are reportedly scouting relievers Justin Wilson, Brad Brach and Zach Britton, according to Thomas Harding of

Wilson, the Tigers’ left-handed reliever, holds a 2.75 ERA and figures to be for sale given the recent moves by the Tigers, while Britton and Brach have recently been added to the trading block after Orioles’ GM Dan Duquette was given permission to shop his top relievers.

Britton has been injured for much of the season but remains a former All-Star with an electric arm. Brach is enjoying a solid season with a 2.70 ERA and has 46 strikeouts in 43 13 innings, and filled in nicely in the closer spot while Britton was on the mend.

The Rockies are all but out of the division race given the Dodgers’ success, but they still remain tied with the Diamondbacks atop the NL Wild Card standings. One of the weaknesses for the Rockies this season has been the bullpen, who rank 25th in the league with a bullpen ERA of 4.55.

Regardless of who the Rockies can acquire, it would be hard to imagine any of them taking the closer role from Greg Holland, who has 31 saves and an ERA of 1.72. Any bullpen additions figure to slide into a seventh or eighth inning role to help the middle relief and strengthen the bridge to Holland.

Colorado has also been linked to Marlins reliever A.J. Ramos and is known to be looking for catching depth as well.