Colorado Rockies Trade Rumors 2011: Placido Polanco Drawing Interest

The Denver Post's Troy Renck reported on Monday afternoon that the Colorado Rockies are interested in acquiring veteran third baseman Placido Polanco from the Philadelphia Phillies, though Renck says the team would have to free up some money first. Polanco is owed about $6 million in 2012.

The Phillies are trying to deal Polanco in order to make room at third base for the potential acquisition of free agent Aramis Ramirez. according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

The 36-year-old Polanco hit .277/.335/.339 with the Phillies in 2011 and earned an All-Star appearance as well as a Gold Glove. The Rockies might not expect his batting line to improve very much, but Polanco still provides a lot of value with his glove.

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