Rockies want two-year deal with Torrealba |

Rockies want two-year deal with Torrealba

Troy E. Renck
The Denver Post

INDIANAPOLIS – The Rockies are trying to bridge the gap on a two-year deal to retain catcher Yorvit Torrealba, with Miguel Olivo emerging as a fallback plan.

Torrealba wants to return to the Rockies, but only at the right price. This much has been gleaned from multiple sources: the Rockies’ current offer is more than the $4.5 million that Torrealba turned down last month and less than the $6 million that Pudge Rodriguez signed for Monday with the Washington Nationals.

The sides have talked enough that something could come together quickly, possibly with a single phone call. The parties are expected to talk again tonight here at the winter meetings. Rockies general manager Dan O’Dowd made it clear that he wants Torrealba back, and said the club “has overextended” in its offer to the popular catcher.

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