With less than three weeks until pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training, the Colorado Rockies still have several irons in the fire as they look to upgrade their offense via free agency, according to Thomas Harding of MLB.com.
In addition to the possibility of bringing back first baseman Mark Reynolds and outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, both of whom were with the team in 2017, the Rockies are also talking with infielder Todd Frazier about a deal.
Frazier, an All-Star in 2014 and 2015, has hit at least 27 home runs in each of the past four seasons. He hit .213/.344/.428 with the White Sox and Yankees last year. The 31-year-old (who will be 32 next month) also walked 14.4 percent of the time in 2017, more than any Rockies hitter and has hit fly balls more than 47 percent of the time in each of the last three seasons, making him suited to the thin air of Coors Field.
The Rockies have also talked with Reynolds and Gonzalez about re-signing with the team. Gonzalez is fourth on the Rockies all-time list with 211 home runs and hit .292/.351/.521 in nine years with the club, though those numbers dipped to .262/.339/.423 in 2017. Reynolds spent the past two seasons with the Rockies, hitting .267/.352/.487 last season with 30 home runs.
In an incredibly slow offseason league wide, the Rockies may be looking to sign these players at a cut rate. That said, any of them would bolster the team’s greatest positions of need, corner outfield and first base, as the season approaches.