The Denver Post's Troy Renck reports that the Colorado Rockies could move catcher Chris Iannetta as part of a plan to call up top prospect Wilin Rosario. Trade rumors about Iannetta first appeared last week, indicating that the Cleveland Indians and the Pittsburgh Pirates were interested. Renck throws out the San Francisco Giants as possible destination since it would help a division rival.
Renck seems certain that the Rockies will have Rosario on the roster at some point:
It would surprise no one if Rosario joins the Rockies on Aug. 1 or soon thereafter. He has enjoyed decent success in Double-A Tulsa, hitting .260 with 16 home runs and 36 RBIs. More importantly, he's improved defensively and had no setbacks with his surgically repaired right knee.
Rosario did miss the second half of the 2010 season after injuring his knee, preventing a 2010 call up.
Renck also runs down some more information on Ubaldo Jimenez, stating that the Rockies do want that "Herschel Walker-type deal" he originally reported and that teams are balking at giving up three top prospects for him.
At this point, the Rockies are more likely to trade pieces such as Chris Iannetta, Ty Wigginton, Ryan Spilborghs or Eric Young Jr. We have a week to see if any of those players move.
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