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.