The Chicago Cubs, even if they weren’t sellers, would probably be looking to move an infielder. They’ve got three guys rotating at second base – Ryan Theriot, Mike Fontenot, and Jeff Baker – and that’s at least one too many. The Rockies, who’ve lost shortstop Troy Tulowitzki until at least August with a broken wrist, are in the market for a middle infielder.
Detroit had talks with the Cubs centering around second baseman Ryan Theriot. Those conversations have cooled down. Major League sources tell ESPNChicago.com that the Colorado Rockies now have apparent interest in Theriot. ESPN Chicago.
Theriot hasn’t been worth a hoot at the plate this year – .278/.317/.313 for a career worst 65 OPS+ (still think you’re worth $3.4 million, Ryan?) – but he remains versatile, and assuming he comes back to his career averages, should be good in the second half.