Darin Erstad has had his ankle surgically repaired, and feels that he could play center field regularly. According to the L.A. Times, six teams have expressed interest. Among them: the A’s, Orioles, Rockies, and Mariners.
Erstad earned $8.5MM in ’06 in the last year of his contract. There’s a chance the 32 year-old could still hit like a league average center fielder (a .760 OPS or so). He’ll have to prove that he’s still fast and mobile enough to play credible defense. If he wants a starting job, he could find center field vacancies on the White Sox, Marlins, Nationals, Brewers, or Cubs.