MLB Rumor Central: Rockies shopping Jason Motte, Chad Qualls?

Jason Motte posted a 4.94 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 24 strikeouts in 30 games played with the Colorado Rockies last season. AP Photo/Chris Carlson

Following an offseason bullpen boost, the Colorado Rockies could be looking to shop two veteran pitchers.

Rumor Central

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports writes that both Jason Motte and Chad Qualls are "said to be available."

The Rockies added free-agent relievers Mike Dunn and Greg Holland during the offseason in an attempt to significantly strengthen their bullpen. And as ESPN's Jerry Crasnick notes, the fate of Colorado under new manager Bud Black could ultimately hinge on a young rotation that includes Jon Gray, Chad Bettis, Tyler Chatwood and Tyler Anderson, with rookies Jeff Hoffman and German Marquez "among the top candidates for the fifth spot."

Motte, 34, signed with the Rockies as a free agent in December 2015. He posted a 4.94 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 24 strikeouts in 23 2/3 innings in 30 appearances last season.

Qualls, 38, also joined the team as a free agent in December 2015 and put up a 5.23 ERA, 1.59 WHIP with 22 strikeouts in 32 2/3 innings in 44 games in 2016.

-- Sarah Scrivens