Rafael Furcal Drawing Interest

1:52pm: The Brewers are doing background work on Furcal and are also interested in Jamey Carroll, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, but the Dodgers will only trade one.

1:30pm: The Giants have talked to the Dodgers about Furcal, reports ESPN's Jayson Stark.  Before the two rivals matched up on a 2007 deal involving Mark Sweeney, they hadn't made a trade since 1985.

9:57am: Multiple teams are showing interest in Dodgers infielder Rafael Furcal, tweets ESPN's Buster Olney, though L.A. would have to eat a major portion of the $4.8MM owed to him.  Though he's having a terrible season, Furcal is a good hitter when he's right and looks better in a weak market for middle infielders.  The Cardinals are known to be focused on middle infield help.

Furcal, 33, is hitting .195/.267/.241 in 147 plate appearances.  He was hampered by a broken thumb and oblique strain, each injury knocking him out for about a month.


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