2011 MLB Hot Stove: Huston Street Interests Toronto Blue Jays, According To Report

The Colorado Rockies have three players on their roster who could close games for the team. Rafael Betancourt is the incumbent while Huston Street lost the job to Betancourt and Rex Brothers could be the closer of the future. For now, it appears that the Rockies are willing to move Street. Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun reports that the Toronto Blue Jays have talked with the Rockies about Street.

Street has averaged 29 saves in seven seasons and recorded 84 in three years with the Rockies. Street was acquired as part of the Matt Holliday deal in Nov. 2008. Street signed a three-year contract with the team in Jan. 2010, but now that he is not a closer, $7.5 million is expensive for a setup reliever.

There are several closers on the market and available for trade this offseason, so there is no rush to get a deal done anytime soon.

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