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Red Sox, Dodgers among those vying for Scutaro

Marco Scutaro

Toronto Blue Jays’ Marco Scutaro hits a home run against the Detroit Tigers in the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, in Detroit. The Blue Jays defeated the Tigers 8-6. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)


AugustoCardenas,a Venezuelan baseball writer from Diario Panorama, writes that the Dodgers, Mariners, Rangers and Red Soxare among the teams interested in free agent infielder Marco Scutaro.

According to a series of “tweets” byCardenas,Scutaro would prefer to sign with the Red Sox or Dodgers, as he would have a better chance of reaching the playoffs. Scutaro said the Dodgers want him to play second base, while the Red Sox have approached him about their vacancy at shortstop. Others, according to Cardenas, would want him to play third base, though a specific team wasn’t mentioned.

Scutaro hasn’t ruled out returning to the Blue Jays, but he is more likely to get a multi-year contract from another club. Toronto is expected to offer the 34-year-old arbitration next week.

If Cardenas
’ name sounds familiar, it should. He was the one who ruffled some feathersby breaking the Erik Bedard-to-Seattle trade two years ago. This report is much less controversial, of course, since he talked to the subject in question and the Red Sox and Dodgers are pretty logical landing spots for Scutaro.