Denver Post’s Patrick Saunders: Rockies can sign Carlos Santana or Greg Holland, but not both

The Colorado Rockies are not only looking for bullpen help in the Major League Baseball winter meetings, they’re also looking at a potential bat in the lineup.

In an interview with Eric Goodman and Les Shapiro of Mile High Sports AM 1340 | FM 104.7, Patrick Saunders, live from the Winter Meetings in Orlando, said the Rockies still have their eye on a first baseman, and their primary target is Cleveland’s Carlos Santana.

“From what I understand, if the Rockies have one guy they would like to bring in as first baseman, it would be Carlos Santana,” Saunders said. “They are definitely out on Eric Hosmer, there’s no way they were ever in on J.D. Martinez.”

Saunders also brought up Mark Reynolds’ name, and said the Rockies wouldn’t mind having him back in some capacity. “Remember, there’s also ongoing discussions with Mark Reynolds; whether that’s to bring him back as a full-time starter at first base again, or simply a bat off the bench… remains to be seen.”

“At this point, I would say if the Rockies do re-sign Greg Holland, and add another arm to the bullpen, I would think that would probably eliminate the idea somebody like Carlos Santana coming in here… I can’t see them doing both,” Saunders said.

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