DENVER — The Rockies have “checked in” with free-agent right-hander Greg Holland — one of the game’s top closers before missing 2016 because of a right elbow injury, general manager Jeff Bridich acknowledged on Wednesday.
BSN Denver, citing a source, reported that the Rockies have approached Holland with a multi-year contract. Bridich did not confirm anything beyond monitoring Holland, who underwent Tommy John surgery in October 2015.
“Nothing to comment on there,” Bridich told MLB.com. “We have checked in, like most teams, I imagine.”
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Bridich said this month that he planned to monitor the relief market, but he didn’t know if free agency or a trade would be the team’s method for improvement. The Rockies, who had the Majors’ highest relief ERA last season at 5.13, added lefty Mike Dunn, most recently with the Marlins, on a three-year, $19 million contract with an additional $1 million available through games-finished thresholds.
While Bridich didn’t make clear …