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Rockies quiet as Trade Deadline approaches

Rockies quiet as Trade Deadline approaches

Rockies quiet as Trade Deadline approaches

ATLANTA -- Things could change, but all was quiet around the Rockies on Tuesday, the eve of Wednesday's non-waiver Trade Deadline at 2 p.m. MT.

The Denver Post reported that the Red Sox and Indians are interested in lefty reliever Josh Outman as a late-game specialist, and could be the player most likely to be moved.

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The team's biggest chip is lefty starter Jorge De La Rosa, but the Rockies haven't made him available. Part of the reason is the Rockies hope that within the next month they can catch fire and become a factor in the National League West race.

If not, De La Rosa, who has a club option for 2014 valued at $11 million, could be moved after clearing waivers. Players traded before Aug. 31 are eligible for the postseason with their new club. However, there is plenty of sentiment inside the Rockies to bring back De La Rosa next season as one of the starting rotation's cornerstones.

The Rockies also could add bullpen help, but not much is happening so far in that regard.

Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Hardball in the Rockies, and follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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