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Rockies a finalist for Gerardo Parra, who will decide on future in 'next couple days,' per report

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Looks like the Colorado Rockies are in the mix for the free agent outfielder, who will decide on his future very soon, according to reports.

Gerardo Parra will make his decision very soon, according to reports.
Gerardo Parra will make his decision very soon, according to reports.
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Free agent outfielder Gerardo Parra's agent revealed on Monday morning that he will make a decision on his future in the "next couple days, "and the Colorado Rockies are one of three teams that are in the mix for his services, according to a report from MLB.com's Thomas Harding.

Parra is allegedly looking for a three-year deal, according to the Denver Post's Patrick Saunders. SB Nation's Chris Cotillo is reporting that the outfielder was initially looking for a four-year deal, though it remains unclear if any team is still offering that option.

Cotillo also reports that the Los Angeles Angels may well be another team in the mix to land Parra:

The Rockies were first reported to be seriously pursuing Parra back at the end of December, with their courtship of the free agent left-handed outfielder heating up at the end of last week.

As a player, there's little question about whether Parra has the skills and tools to fit well in Denver; the issue, rather, is the Rockies' current logjam of outfielders that — unless a trade materializes soon — would make Parra redundant along side Carlos Gonzalez, Charlie Blackmon, and Corey Dickerson. Either that, or someone would be a very good but underused fourth outfielder.

Furthermore, if the Angels really are another finalist for Parra, that may impact one possible destination of a Rockies outfielder in a trade as well.

Regardless, it appears Parra's decision will likely be made at some point this week, and another domino will fall in the group of free agent outfielders currently around baseball.