Rockies one of three finalists for Gerardo Parra

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We have mentioned the Rockies’ interest in free agent Gerardo Parra in recent weeks and now the outfielder’s agent, Jose Mijares, tells Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post that the club is one of three finalists for his client.

The other finalists aren’t yet known, but Mijares said that Parra hopes to make a decision “within the next few days.”

“The Rockies are one of three teams in the mix,” agent Jose Mijares said from Venezuela where he was watching the winter baseball finals. “We are going to look at all the situations and do what is best for Gerardo and his family.”

The elephant in the room here is that the Rockies already have a full outfield with Carlos Gonzalez, Corey Dickerson, and Charlie Blackmon. The pursuit of Parra suggests that a trade is inevitable. With that in mind, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register expects the Angels to make a run at Blackmon.

Parra struggled after being traded from the Brewers to the Orioles at the non-waiver trade deadline last July 31, but he still finished with a solid .291/.328/.452 batting line. Mijares says the 28-year-old is looking for a three-year deal.