Report: Colorado Rockies "aggressively trying to trade" Jeremy Guthrie

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Monday June 18th, 2012

The Colorado Rockies are reportedly "aggressively trying to trade" pitcher Jeremy Guthrie. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The Colorado Rockies are "aggressively trying to trade" pitcher Jeremy Guthrie, who now has a 7.02 ERA and has given up a league-leading 15 home runs since he was traded by the Baltimore Orioles in February, according to Troy Renck of The Denver Post:

The possibility exists that Jeremy Guthrie has thrown his last pitch for the Rockies. Colorado is aggressively trying to trade the veteran right-hander and has talked with the Toronto Blue Jays, according to two major-league sources.

If the two teams were to strike a deal to move the pitcher out of Colorado, Renck said the Rockies would receive a minor-league prospect in return -- who FoxSports.com is reporting would be Double-A first baseman Mike McDade  -- and the Blue Jays would be stuck with the $4.9 million remaining on Guthrie's $8.2 million arbitration contract.

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