Rockies Sign Free Agent RHP Kyle Kendrick

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Free agent RHP Kyle Kendrick has agreed to a one-year deal worth $5.5 million with the Colorado Rockies, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

Only a two hours ago, Jayson Stark of ESPN.com reported that Colorado was looking to add another starting pitcher, and indicated Kendrick and Dillon Gee as possibilities.

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The Rockies are still in the market for a starting pitcher according to Jayson Stark of ESPN. He says Colorado still maintains interest in Kyle Kendrick and that Dillon Gee is still an option.

It was believed that the Rockies’ pursuit for a starter ended last week when they acquired right-hander David Hale from the Atlanta Braves, so not sure what to make of this rumor. But where there’s smoke there’s fire, right?

On Monday, a team source told Anthony DiComo that the Mets have nothing in the works and are nowhere close to trading Gee or any other starting pitcher. But obviously, that could change quickly as long as there’s a team with a need.

Yesterday, during an appearance on MLB Network, Sandy Alderson said that “things will probably work themselves out in spring training” and I’m of the belief that a deal for Gee can still materialize before the season begins.

Sandy also repeated that “if somebody has to move to the pen for a period of time, that would be acceptable to us.” I don’t think that it will get to that point, and I believe our GM was merely posturing.

The Mets had discussed a deal for Gee with the Rockies during the Winter Meetings but talks never gained momentum.

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