MLB Rumors: Rockies Close To Signing Veteran Pitcher, According To Report

Even with the acquisition of Guillermo Moscoso and Josh Outman from the Oakland Athletics, the Colorado Rockies aren't done adding pitches to the rotation mix for spring training. The Rockies are close to signing a veteran pitcher, according to the Denver Post's Troy Renck. But it's not going to be Kevin Millwood, adds Renck. He's been deemed too expensive earlier this year.

Renck's educated guess is that it could be Jeff Francis, who left the Rockies as a free agent after the 2010 season. Francis pitched for the Kansas City Royals on a one-year deal. While he went 6-16, Francis did that for the Royals, remember. He put up a 4.82 ERA, but his 4.10 FIP and 4.29 xFIP demonstrate that he was hurt a bit by those playing behind him.

Renck has also thrown out the name of Rodrigo Lopez, also a former Rockies pitcher, as the possible pitcher. Or it could be someone else. We'll find out soon enough which veteran will be fighting with the rest of the googolplex of pitchers for a rotation spot.

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