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Rockies Rumors: Colorado Trying To Acquire Martin Prado From Atlanta Braves

According to MLB.com's Thomas Harding, the Colorado Rockies and Atlanta Braves have been talking about a deal that would send outfielder Seth Smith to Atlanta for Martin Prado, though the Rockies likely would include a prospect in the deal as well. The Rockies have been frustrated in attempts to add starting pitching, Harding writes, so improving the situation at second base has become the top priority:

The Rockies’ main need is a durable starting pitcher, but they have shown no interest in dealing the multiple prospects that many teams require for such a deal. So adding another bat at second base, where the Rockies for now have a possible combination of former first-round Draft pick Chris Nelson and solid multi-position man Jonathan Herrera, has risen to the top of the pecking order.

The 27-year-old Prado hit .260/.302/.385 with the Braves in 2011.

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