Rockies, Brewers unable to agree on trade for Justin Morneau

Thursday August 28th, 2014

The Milwaukee Brewers tried to trade for Colorado Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau, but the two teams could not come to an agreement after the Brewers were awarded a waiver claim on him, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports.

The Rockies were not satisfied with the package of players offered by the Brewers for Morneau, so he will stay in Colorado.

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​Morneau, 33, has the National League's highest batting average at .317 to go along with 14 home runs and 69 RBI. It is his first season with the Rockies after signing a two-year contract in the offseason.

The Brewers' current first basemen are Lyle Overbay and Mark Reynolds, who are batting .247 and .207, respectively. Reynolds leads the Brewers with 21 home runs.

The Rockies' 53-79 record is the worst in the National League. The Brewers hold a 1.5 game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Central as of Aug. 28.

- Paul Palladino

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