The Colorado Rockies are reportedly interested in acquiring a big stick.
FOX Sports baseball insider Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rockies are talking to the Seattle Mariners about slugger Mark Trumbo, who joined the Mariners last June after being traded by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Sources: #Rockies among teams talking to #Mariners about Trumbo. Tender deadline midnight tomorrow; M’s could tender Trumbo, then trade him.
Trumbo, who will turn 30 this offseason, made $6.9 million last season. He is third-year arbitration eligible and has yet to be offered a contract by the Mariners.
The tender deadline is midnight on Wednesday, and if Seattle decides to non-tender Trumbo, he will immediately become a free agent; however, as Rosenthal notes, it’s more likely that he would be tendered a contract and then traded if the Mariners are interested in dealing him.