Free agent Justin Morneau is "on the Rockies' radar" as the team looks for a new first baseman following Todd Helton's retirement reports Troy Renck of the Denver Post.

Colorado made an offer on Cuban slugger Jose Dariel Abreu before he signed with the Chicago White Sox. How much they were offering remains unclear. Regardless the team's interest shows that it sees first base as a key priority in the offseason.

Morneau 32 would be a cheaper replacement if not long-term. The former AL MVP is coming off a big contract he originally signed with the Twins but his production has gone down significantly in recent years. Over the last three seasons he has a .256/.319/.406 batting line with 40 home runs in 355 games.