Colorado Rockies Wiretap
The Giants acquired infielder Marco Scutaro from the Rockies in a trade for minor league infielder Charlie Culberson on Friday night, according to an Associated Press report.
Scutaro was hitting .271 with four home runs and 30 RBIs in 95 games for the Rockies.
Todd Helton, Jim Tracy and 11 other Rockies players paid visits to five of the victims in the Aurora theater shooting on Thursday, according to a Denver Post report.
In addition, Michael Cuddyer, Eric Young Jr., Matt Belisle, Josh Roenicke, Christian Friedrich, Jordan Pacheco, Josh Rutledge, Rex Brothers, Drew Pomeranz, Adam Ottavino and Mike Ekstrom visited the victims at the U. of Colorado Hospital.
The Royals have acquired right-hander Jeremy Guthrie from the Rockies in exchange for left-hander Jonathan Sanchez.
Rafael Betancourt is enjoying a good season, but because Colorado is struggling he will probably be trade bait.
The Red Sox have shown interest in the right-hander and have scouted him a few times.
Jason Giambi has assumed a leadership role with the Rockies and he's comfortable with the team, but that hasn't kept his name from trade rumors this month.
"That stuff takes care of itself. You start worrying about it, then you struggle, 'don't get traded' and you haven't helped your team," Giambi said.
"You can't worry about it. If it happens, it happens. It's like playing in your free-agency year. Just go play. But I love it here."
The 41-year-old will be a free agent after the season.
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