DENVER -- The Rockies continue their search for a starting pitcher whose performance they can predict.
They continue to talk with Jeff Francis, a left-hander who pitched successfully for the Rockies before going to the Royals in 2011 and returning to Colorado during last season. The Denver Post also reported that the Rockies are talking to right-hander Kevin Correia, a right-hander who has had success against them in the past with the Giants and Pirates.
The Rockies also head into the season with a potential bullpen need -- a left-hander who can either pitch at length or work as a specialist. However, that hole could be filled by Josh Outman, who is 2-1 with a 4.21 ERA in six starts in the Dominican Winter League. Outman is also a rotation possibility.