The Trevor Story watch continues as the July 30 trade deadline draws near.
Two sources said Tuesday that six to eight teams have “engaged” the Rockies about a trade for the two-time all-star shortstop, but declined to reveal which teams those are.
Interim general manager Bill Schmidt said that number is “a little high.”
A week ago, Schmidt also told The Post that the Rockies don’t have to trade Story if they are unable to work a fair-value deal for the slugging shortstop.
“Yes, we do have decisions to make, but we don’t have to move players for financial reasons,” Schmidt said. “At the end of the day, it will be about what we can get back. We are not a farm system for other people.”
Story, who’s making $17.5 million this year, is scheduled to become a free agent at the end of this season and there’s every indication he will not consider re-signing with Colorado.