Gerardo Parra reportedly narrows list to three teams, will decide soon

BY foxsports • January 11, 2016

Free-agent outfielder Gerardo Parra reportedly has narrowed his options and will soon decide upon which team he'll play for in 2016.

According to multiple media outlets, Parra is deciding between three teams, one of which is the Colorado Rockies.

"The Rockies are one of three teams in the mix," Parra's agent, Jose Mijares, tells The Denver Post. "We are going to look at all the situations and do what is best for Gerardo and his family."

The Post reports that Parra, who will turn 29 in May, is seeking a three-year deal.

The Venezuelan outfielder was signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2004. He played five-plus seasons with the D-backs from 2009-14 before being traded to the Milwaukee Brewers at the non-waiver trade deadline in 2014.

Parra was once again dealt at the July 31 trade deadline in 2015, this time to the Baltimore Orioles, with whom he hit .237/.268/.357 with five home runs and 20 RBI in 55 games.

Reports have emerged that Parra is seeking a deal worth $8 million annually, but his agent confirmed to the Post only that he is looking for a three-year deal, adding that Parra hopes to make a decision "within the next few days."

In his seven years in the majors, Parra has averaged nine home runs, 51 RBI, 11 stolen bases, and a .277/.326/.404 split per 162 games.

The versatile fielder, who can play all three outfield positions, won Gold Glove Awards with the D-backs in 2011 and 2013 for his stellar defensive play.



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