The Arizona Diamondbacks, who are now without starting shortstop Stephen Drew for the rest of the season, could be looking at add a shortstop for the final two months of the season as they make a push for a playoff spot. The most recent player rumored to be liked by the DBacks? Dodgers shortstop Rafael Furcal.
Word came from Jack Magruder's tweet earlier Friday evening:
#Dbacks, with SS Drew down, appear to have some interest in #Dodgers SS Furcal, who would get prorated $4 million for final two months
Furcal is an interesting player who can have a big impact on a lineup when healthy. With the Dodgers out of contention and looking to rebuild (and save any penny possible), the shortstop could be moved before the July 31 deadline.
The 33-year old would likely come cheap prospect-wise, though he'd make approximately $3.8 million dollars until the season ends. Los Angeles could pick up some of the remaining money on the deal, but covering all of it would be unlikely. Would Arizona dish out a few million dollars for two months of an injury-prone shortstop? We'll find out in the next 40 hours or so.