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Rockies willing to offer Carlos Ruiz multiple years

Nov 11, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

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Colorado’s interest in free agent catcher Carlos Ruiz has been well-reported and now Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies are expected to make him a multi-year contract offer.

Renck writes that it’s unclear if the Rockies are willing to go beyond two years on a deal, but for a 35-year-old catcher coming off a season in which he was limited to just 92 games even a two-year deal is noteworthy.

Wilin Rosario has started 100 games at catcher for the Rockies in each of the past two seasons and his power has been impressive, but his defense has been shaky and apparently the Rockies think he can man other positions well enough. Shifting to first baseman as Todd Helton‘s replacement makes the most obvious sense.

  1. NYTolstoy - Nov 11, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    Playing it that ball park will no doubt help his numbers and I’m glad the Rockies are making an attempt to improve their team. Ruiz will also help improve their pitching staff, which will help them keep up with the Dodgers, Giants, and DBacks in that Division. Poor Padres are still in the gutters =(

  2. pastabelly - Nov 11, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    I see Boston or Philadelphia.

    • djpostl - Nov 11, 2013 at 5:30 PM

      New York will be in the mix too, he could be a stop-gap to give more time for Gary Sanchez to keep developing in their eyes.

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