Atkins has clearly floundered with the Rockies this season, and may bring back relief help for the Rockies' ragtag bullpen.
A potential target coming back for the Rockies would be Nick Masset, and acquiring him would likely force the Rockies to eat some of Atkins' $3.4M remaining contract. David Weathers may also be a match.
Boston's interest in Atkins as an insurance policy for Mike Lowell is waning, Renck reports, as the Rockies would demand someone of the caliber of Manny Delcarmen in return.
|2009 - Garrett Atkins||68||232||25||52||7||0||6||25||25||34||0||0||.224||.300||.332|
|2009 - Nick Masset||4-0||30||0||0||0||0||0||34.1||19||10||9||1||13||30||2.36||.93|
|2009 - Manny Delcarmen||2-1||33||0||0||0||0||1||32.2||30||10||7||0||15||24||1.93||1.38|
Miguel Batista is somewhat terrible, however, and I do not see how assuming his salary would help the club with anything.
Props to wolf213 for catching this before I did. Like minutes before, seriously.
John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Rockies called the Reds to see if they were interested.
They were not.