The Rockies may not need to decline Miguel Olivo's option, but don't bet on them bringing him back either.
The Denver Post 's Troy Renck reports that teams have come calling on Olivo, which is giving the team pause in declining the $2.5 million mutual option on Olivo.
Despite Colorado riding Olivo for much of the year at the expense of Chris Ianetta and slashing .216/.315/.449 with 14 home runs in 427 plate appearances, it appears the Rockies soured on Olivo late. That's no surprise, given Olivo had a .925 OPS in the first half over 253 PA, plummeting to .539 in 174 PA after the All-Star Game.
However, catching is always in demand and Olivo will be a 32-year-old catcher on a cheap one-year pact. The Rockies should be able to get a solid prospect in or perhaps major-league reliever in return for Olivo.
-- Evan Brunell
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