The Colorado Rockies will certainly make a move or two at the MLB Trade Deadline, most likely to move parts and salaries in a season that is slipping away. While Ubaldo Jimenez still remains the big name out there, Aaron Cook and a trio of relievers have also been mentioned as possible trade candidates. Another name has begun to pop up in rumors: catcher Chris Iannetta, according to Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports.
The Cleveland Indians and the Pittsburgh Pirates are the two teams specifically mentioned as being interested in the 28-year-old catcher. The Indians have Carlos Santana, who also plays first base. He has 15 home runs this season but also a .225 batting average in 320 at-bats. Lou Marson is Santana's backup. The Pirates have Michael McKenry, former Rockies prospect, playing catcher for them as Chris Snyder and Ryan Doumit are both injured.
The Red Sox may also be interested, but, like the Rockies' interest in trading Iannetta, it's not actively seeking a trade for him right now.
Iannetta is hitting .224/.376/.412 with 10 home runs this season, but he has been the subject of controversy among Rockies fans for years. He has lost his starting job to Yorvit Torrealba and Miguel Olivo over the last few seasons.
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