The Tampa Bay Rays have lost infielder Kelly Johnson to the New York Yankees and could be losing first baseman James Loney to the Milwaukee Brewers.
So now that the team is hunting for a solid replacement for more than one position, it looks as if they could have found their man in veteran infielder Juan Uribe. Uribe provided some great defense and came through with some clutch hits when the Dodgers needed it the most this past season.
It’s no surprise they’re showing some interest in him since he can play almost every position in the infield. In his career, he’s spent some time at almost every position besides catcher, pitcher, left and right field.
Sources: #Rays interested in free agent Juan Uribe. Would play mostly at first, some at second and also back up Longoria at third.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 13, 2013
Uribe played four games at first base during the 2013 season including one start. The rest of his playing time was spent at third base.
He could also be receiving an offer from the Chicago White Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers. So if the Rays want to sign him, they need to hurry up and pull the trigger.