With the trade deadline now less than a week away, the Rockies have yet to make a MLB trade, but that may be changing soon. Bob Nightengale is reporting that the Rockies are "aggressively searching" for right-handed relief help. He was not the only one tweeting about the Rockies search for right-handed relievers as Patrick Saunders also tweeted earlier today that he had been told that "the Rockies will make a move" to bolster their pen from the right-handed side.
With two of the Rockies most successful reliever this year being left-handed, Mike Dunn possibly on the way back to reliable, and plenty of left-handed relief options in Triple-A, it makes sense that the Rockies priority is on right-handed relievers. However, neither of these rumors preclude the Rockies from pursuing a lefty like Zach Britton or Justin Wilson both of whom the Rockies have been connected to in previous rumors.
Despite the bevy of trades already completed, there is no shortage of right-handed relievers still available that the Rockies may be targeting. The Rockies have been rumored to be interested in A.J. Ramos of the Miami Marlins and Brad Brach of the Baltimore Orioles. Addison Reed, Pat Neshek and Trevor Rosenthal are also options that have been rumored to be available though no connection to the Rockies has been rumored. Raisel Iglesias and Jeremy Jeffress could also be potential targets though there is no word that they’re even available at this time.
While the Rockies have also been linked to catching targets as well, if they decide to focus exclusively on the bolstering their bullpen before the deadline it wouldn’t be the first time.