According to MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick, the Dodgers have begun talks with free agent infielder Orlando Cabrera.
Cabrera, normally a shortstop, told the club that he’d be willing to make the move to second base. Gurnick writes that the Dodgers are "uncertain they can work a deal for second baseman Orlando Hudson," and believe Cabrera would be a viable fit. The 34-year-old hit .281/.334/.371 with eight home runs and 57 RBI last season for the White Sox. He also stole 19 bases. The White Sox would love it if the Dodgers signed Cabrera, as they’d be given L.A.’s #17 pick in the June draft as part of the compensation.
The A’s have also shown interest in Cabrera this offseason, but haven’t been pleased with his asking price.