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Free agent Mark Ellis “figures to return” to Rockies next year

Oct 17, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

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Mark Ellis, whom the Rockies acquired from the A’s on June 30, “figures to return next season” according to Jim Armstrong of the Denver Post.

Armstrong’s newspaper-mate, Troy Renck, has also tweeted repeatedly throughout the second half that Ellis would like to remain in Colorado and the Rockies would like to re-sign the 35-year-old.

Ellis will presumably be open to re-signing on a one-year contract and Armstrong speculates that the Rockies will continue to search for a long-term answer at the position while he keeps it warm.

Ellis’ defense remains a big plus, but he hit horribly for the A’s and wasn’t much better despite calling Coors Field home in the second half, batting just .274 with a .708 OPS in 70 games following the trade.

Colorado may have some competition to sign him, because Ellis would be a simple, veteran solution at second base for a lot of contenders.

  1. clydeserra - Oct 17, 2011 at 2:54 PM

    He is a great fielder. I love watching him play.

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