By Jon Heyman
The Colorado Rockies, a surprise player for top free agents, are making a push for star outfielder Carlos Beltran. The Rockies would like to sign either Beltran or Michael Cuddyer for the outfield.
Colorado has competition for Cuddyer, who was offered $25 million over three years by the incumbent Twins. Minnesota is still hoping to re-sign Cuddyer.
Beltran's market has been something of a mystery, but it is believed Colorado would go two years to add him to the middle of their lineup, where he'd combine with Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez.
Beltran's knee history is a concern to many teams, but he played without knee trouble last year whe he produced for both the Mets and Giants.
The Cardinals have been rumored to be another possible suitor for Beltran, who is still only 33.
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