Colorado Rockies Interested In Martin Prado, According To Report

The Colorado Rockies don't have an established second baseman or third baseman at the moment, so it shouldn't be particularly surprising that the club is showing interest in the Atlanta Braves' Martin Prado, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post.

Prado, 28, was the Braves' primary second baseman in 2010, but he's seen time at third base and in left field since the club added Dan Uggla to fill that position in 2011. Prado slipped to a disappointing .260/.302/.385 line this year with Atlanta, but he was an above-average hitter and one of the league's best second baseman the year before. Presumably, the Rockies are interested in a potentially resurgent Prado that could provide a major upgrade at second base.

The current Brave isn't under contract yet for next season, but he's arbitration-eligible, so his team can tender him a one-year contract for roughly $4.5 million based on his previous salaries and performance. He's not the only second baseman that the Rockies have shown interest recently, so don't expect the team to go into next year without adding some additional options at the position.

For more on the Rockies, check out Purple Row, SB Nation's Colorado Rockies blog.

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