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Rockies Reportedly Turn Down Jed Lowrie For Chris Iannetta Deal

Actively searching for some help at the catcher position, the Red Sox reportedly offered shortstop Jed Lowrie for the Rockies' Chris Iannetta. Colorado said "no thanks," according to Peter Gammons.

Gammons also said that the Rockies are not shopping Iannetta.

One reason as to why the Rockies may be leaning towards keeping the 27-year-old is that he could potentially play first base if incumbent Todd Helton, who has battled back and hamstring issues this season, doesn't last in his return from the disabled list.

Lowrie is rehabbing after missing the first part of 2010 with mono. n 10 games split between Lowell and Pawtucket, Lowrie is batting .367 with a .447 OBP.