Rockies, Mets discussing Dillon Gee trade

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Adam Rubin of ESPN New York has the scoop …

SAN DIEGO — The Colorado Rockies “definitely have interest” in acquiring Dillon Gee, a source told ESPNNewYork.com.

Sandy Alderson has expressed confidence the Mets can trade a starting pitcher in the near future.

Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich acknowledged to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post that he has discussed specific trade packages with the Mets, but Bridich added that no deal is imminent. Rubin hears the Mets like left-handed reliever Rex Brothers, who struggled for Colorado in 2014 but registered a sparkling 1.74 ERA across 67 1/3 innings in 2013. The Mets are also said to want a right-handed corner outfielder.

Gee owns solid a 3.91 ERA and 1.288 WHIP through 639 2/3 career innings at the major league level.

The 28-year-old right-hander carries two more years of arbitration eligibility.

Video: Javier Báez jukes David Freese to avoid tag at first base

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Cubs shortstop Javier Báez pulled off one of the best jukes you’ll see, avoiding the tag from David Freese on a play at first base in the second inning of Tuesday night’s game against the Dodgers. Báez barely made contact with a Kenta Maeda pitch well outside the strike zone, tapping it towards Freese. Báez halted his momentum, juking Freese while he attempted to apply the tag, then dove into first base.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts attempted to argue that Báez went out of the baseline, but the umpires’ no-call stood and Báez had himself a single. He would end up stranded on base, unfortunately for him and the Cubs.