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Rockies Would Like To Bring Back Mohr

The Rockies are interested in bringing back Dustan Mohr, but it won't be at his $1.5 million mutual option, which O'Dowd confirmed the team will decline.

"We would still like to keep Dustan, though," O'Dowd said.

Whether Mohr and the Rockies can find a compromise is uncertain. The Rockies also want to keep their

Via Denver Post


Bigbie Lands On 15-Day DL

Outfielder Larry Bigbie was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained Achilles tendon.

The move is retroactive tao Sunday, when Bigbie was held out of the lineup in the Rockies' 9-7 win over the Cubs. Outfielder Choo Freeman has been recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs to take Bigbie's spot on the roster.

Bigbie has started 15 games for Colorado since being acquired from the Orioles on July 29.

Via ESPN


Helton Wants To Remain In Colorado Long-Term

Though Todd Helton will not play a meaningful game in September for the ninth consecutive season, he remains encouraged by the progress of the team's young players and insists he's not looking to be traded.

"I want to be part of what we are doing here. I am part of it," said Helton, who hit his 12th home run in Thursday's 11-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. "I wouldn't be as actively involved as I am if I didn't think it was getting better. And it is."

Helton has had a difficult season, suffering through an extended hitting slump, an annoying calf injury and pedestrian numbers. He admitted he has "gotten down," but his frustration doesn't match that of years past.

"With veterans at this point in the season, guys are sour, wondering where they are going to be next year," Helton said. "We have still had a lot of player movement this year, but the majority of these guys are going to be back. They have a lot of energy and they never give up."

Via Denver Post


Giants Will Look At Free-Agent Jamey Wright

Add Colorado's Jamey Wright to the list of possible free-agent pitching targets this winter.

Both J.T. Snow and Felipe Alou believe Wright's sinker fits perfectly in San Francisco's park.

Via Oakland Tribune


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