Justin Morneau on 'Rockies' radar' in free agency
Colorado made an offer on Cuban slugger Jose Dariel Abreu before he signed with the Chicago White Sox. How much they were offering remains unclear, however. Regardless, the team's interest shows that they see first base as a key priority in the offseason.
Morneau, 32, would be a cheaper replacement if not one quite so long-term. The former AL MVP is coming off a big contract originally signed with the Twins, but his production has gone down significantly in recent years. Over the last three seasons, he has a .256/.319/.406 batting line with 40 home runs in 355 games.
If the team is unable to find a full-time first baseman over the offseason, they are open to the possibility of Michael Cuddyer taking the majority of reps at the position in 2014. Jordan Pacheco spelled Helton at first base most often when he needed a day off this season.
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