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Gerardo Parra | Outfielder | #18

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/6/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / UDFA / ARZ
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Rockies signed OF Gerardo Parra to a three-year, $26 million contract with a $12 million club option for 2019.
The option buyout is $1.5 million, so Parra is guaranteed at least $27.5 million. As it stands right now, Parra is in line to serve as a very active fourth outfielder for the Rockies. However, one of Carlos Gonzalez, Charlie Blackmon or Corey Dickerson are likely to be traded before spring training in order to free up a starting spot. Parra, who will turn 29 in May, batted .291/.328/.452 with 14 home runs and 14 stolen bases last season between the Rockies and Orioles. Jan 19 - 4:17 PM

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The Rockies have agreed to a three-year contract with Gerardo Parra, according to Sub Editor de Deportes' Wilmer Reina.

MLB Network's Jon Heyman hears that the deal is worth $27.5 million. It's not a surprising landing spot, as there have been multiple reports connecting Parra to the Rockies in recent days and his agent named the club as a finalist on Monday. Now that a deal has been reached, the Rockies will presumably try to trade one of Carlos Gonzalez, Charlie Blackmon or Corey Dickerson. Parra, 28, batted .291/.328/.452 with 14 home runs and 14 stolen bases over 155 games last season between the Rockies and Orioles.
Jan 12 - 1:04 PM

According to beat writer Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post, the Rockies are one of three teams in the mix for free agent outfielder Gerardo Parra.

Saunders says Parra is expected to make a decision soon. Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reported last week that the Nationals and Angels are also in the running for the 28-year-old outfielder, who is thought to be seeking a three-year deal. He registered a .291/.328/.452 batting line with 14 home runs and 14 stolen bases in 155 games last season between the Brewers and Orioles. Colorado would obviously be an intriguing landing spot from a fantasy perspective.
Jan 11 - 1:37 PM

SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports that the Nationals and Angels are "still in the mix" for Gerardo Parra.

The Nats have been connected to Parra previously, but this is the first we've heard of the Angels' interest. The Rockies have also reportedly been aggressive in their pursuit of the outfielder. Parra is on the next tier of free agent outfielders after Justin Upton and Yoenis Cespedes and makes for a nice alternative if a team doesn't want to buck up for a premiere bat. He hit .291/.328/.452 with 14 homers and 14 steals last season for the Brewers and Orioles.
Jan 8 - 1:33 PM

MLB Network's Jon Heyman says the Rockies are among the teams making a push for free agent outfielder Gerardo Parra.

The Rockies have been in pursuit of Parra for over a week, and Heyman said the outfield market is "starting to percolate" in the wake of the Alex Gordon and Denard Span signings. Parra batted .291/.328/.452 with 14 homers and 14 steals this past season. If the Rockies land the 28-year-old, it will almost certainly precede the team trading one of its current starting outfielders.
Jan 7 - 7:12 PM

William Ladson of MLB.com reports that the Nationals have expressed interest in free agent outfielder Gerardo Parra.

The club continues to explore options in centerfield, and the left-handed hitting Parra would be a perfect fit. He is rumored to be seeking a four-year contract this winter. The Nats have also maintained contact with Denard Span and seemingly prefer to keep Michael Taylor in his role as a fourth outfielder.
Source: MLB.com
Jan 4 - 7:08 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Rockies are in "serious pursuit" of free agent Gerardo Parra.

Meanwhile they're shopping Carlos Gonzalez, Charlie Blackmon, and Corey Dickerson out the passenger-side window. Colorado presumably views Parra as a short-term fill-in as part of a greater rebuilding strategy, but the 28-year-old outfielder is believed to be seeking a four-year deal. Maybe the Rockies front office can convince Parra to accept something of the one- or two-year variety and look to build his value with a bunch of games at Coors Field. Heyman says "seven or eight" teams are expressing interest in Parra, who hit .291/.328/.452 with 14 home runs and 14 stolen bases for the Brewers and Orioles in 2015.
Source: CBS Sports
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 03:08:00 PM

SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports that the Royals, Braves and Giants are in on Gerardo Parra.

Cotillo adds that Parra has multiple three-year offers on the table and is holding out for a fourth year. While he's probably looked at as a backup plan for many clubs, Parra is a very good player who hit .291/.328/.452 with 14 home runs and 14 stolen bases in 2015 for the Brewers and Orioles.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 08:36:00 PM

SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports that the market for Gerardo Parra is "strong" and he's hopeful of landing a four-year contract.

The Royals are one team with interest in Parra, although he would appear to be a backup plan should they be unable to re-sign Alex Gordon. A four-year deal for Parra doesn't sound unreasonable, as he won't turn 29 until next May. He batted .291/.328/.452 with 14 home runs and 14 stolen bases in 2015 for the Brewers and Orioles.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 12:15:00 AM

According to FOX Sports' Jon Morosi, the Royals have some interest in free agent outfielder Gerardo Parra.

Kansas City's top priority is re-signing Alex Gordon, but Parra could serve as a fallback if Gordon's price soars beyond the club's comfort zone. Parra, 28, batted .291/.328/.452 with 14 home runs and 14 stolen bases in 2015 for the Brewers and Orioles. He rates very well defensively at all three outfield spots.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 12:44:00 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports said "word is" the Orioles weren't impressed by Gerardo Parra after acquiring him in a midseason trade and it would be a "surprise" if they re-signed him.

Parra was terrific for the Brewers this year but his production fell off a cliff once he joined Baltimore at the trade deadline. The Orioles are all-in on re-signing Chris Davis and could easily let Parra fall through the cracks. The Mets and Royals have both checked in on Parra this offseason.
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 04:37:00 PM

According to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, the Orioles are interested in bringing back Gerardo Parra.

Crasnick notes, however, that it would probably have to be a two-year deal. Parra, 28, may be asking for three or even four years after batting .291/.328/.452 with 14 homers and 14 steals in 2015 while playing all three outfield positions. Multiple teams have already been linked to him -- the Royals and Mets among them.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 03:56:00 PM

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Royals are considering Gerardo Parra as a replacement for Alex Gordon.

Cafardo said the feeling around Kansas City is that Gordon is "likely gone." The Royals are also interested in Jackie Bradley should the Red Sox make him available in a trade. The Mets have also been linked to Parra, who hit .291 this year in 547 at-bats between Baltimore and Milwaukee.
Source: Boston Globe
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 06:50:00 PM

Marc Carig of Newsday reports that the Mets have been in touch with the representatives for free agent outfielder Gerardo Parra.

The Mets were connected to Parra at the trade deadline and they are considering him again now that they are looking for a possible platoon partner for Juan Lagares in center field. The 28-year-old batted .291/.328/.452 with 14 home runs, 51 RBI, and 14 stolen bases in 2014, though he struggled after a midseason trade to the Orioles. The Mets are expected to consider other options in center field, including Denard Span and Dexter Fowler.
Source: Newsday
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 08:33:00 AM

Newsday reports the Mets "have their eye on" Gerardo Parra.

Parra joins Justin Upton, Jason Heyward, Yoenis Cespedes, Dexter Fowler and Alex Gordon among this year's top free agent outfielders. Cespedes likely played himself out of the Mets' price range, leaving them with a hole to fill in center field. Parra was excellent for the Brewers this year (.328 AVG in 323 at-bats) but slumped after being shipped to Baltimore at the trade deadline (.237 in 224 at-bats).
Source: Newsday
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 08:39:00 PM

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