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2011 MLB Free Agency: Colorado Rockies Talking With Brad Lidge's Representatives, According To Report

Earlier in the offseason, there was speculation that the Colorado Rockies might pursue veteran relief pitcher Brad Lidge, especially after the Rockies traded Huston Street. And according to an update from Troy Renck, the team has begun talking with Lidge's reps:

Rockies have talked to Brad Lidge's reps. Lidge will seriously consider Colorado, where he grew up and still has a home.

The fact that Lidge grew up in Colorado and owns a home in the state may give the Rockies an edge in negotiations.

Lidge pitched in just 19.3 innings for the Philadephia Phillies in 2011, striking out 23 and walking 13. In his 10-year major league career, Lidge has a 3.44 ERA, 223 saves and 789 strikeouts in 594 innings pitched.

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