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2012 MLB Trade Rumors: Rockies Say Carlos Gonzalez, Michael Cuddyer Are Untouchable

It's becoming increasingly likely that the Colorado Rockies sell off some pieces near the trade deadline this year, but they won't be trading outfielders Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Rockies GM Dan O'Dowd says that both players aren't being discussed in any possible deals this season.

As O'Dowd explained to Heyman, the Gonzalez rumor was born out of a single call of interest from Nationals GM Mike Rizzo. The Nationals have long been in search of possible fits for their outfield, but O'Dowd told Rizzo that Gonzalez wasn't available and things never went any further.

O'Dowd also mentioned that the club has received heavy interest in Cuddyer, but there's no interest in making a deal for the veteran. The Rockies signed Cuddyer to a three-year contract over the offseason, and Heyman suggests that teams simply won't offer the necessary talent to impress Colorado.

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