Giants Interested In Encarnacion

According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Giants are interested in Reds third baseman Edwin Encarnacion.  Fay considers EE the most likely Red to be traded, with Homer Bailey second on that list.  Encarnacion, 26 in January, hit .251/.340/.466 in 582 plate appearances while playing poor defense.  He’s arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter, so he’s under team control for three more seasons.

Fay also notes that Walt Jocketty and Jim Bowden haven’t matched up on a trade in over ten years, and Joey Votto isn’t going anywhere.  Yesterday ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick said the Nationals explored trading for Votto (among others).

One more note: David Weathers is negotiating with several teams, Reds included.  Nothing is close.


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