The Rockies entered Friday facing a 10-game deficit in the National League West, amid reports of their openness to trading ace Ubaldo Jimenez.
If they ultimately deal Jimenez — and even if they don’t — why stop there?
A number of teams, including the Indians and Pirates, have asked the Rockies about catcher Chris Iannetta, according to major-league sources. Iannetta is the Rockies’ starting catcher, with a .789 OPS in 74 games, but Colorado is willing to consider offers for him.
Highly regarded catching prospect Wilin Rosario, 22, is hitting for power at Colorado’s Class AA affiliate, suggesting his arrival to the majors might not be too far away. Iannetta, meanwhile, is only under contract through next season, with a club option for 2013.
The Red Sox have had off-and-on interest in Iannetta, a Rhode Island native, but Boston appears content with its catching at the moment.
— Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi