Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

Seven teams interested in free agent outfielder Shane Victorino

Los Angeles Dodgers v San Diego Padres

SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 25: Shane Victorino #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a single during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on September 25, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Getty Images

Jon Heyman of reports that free agent outfielder Shane Victorino is drawing interest from at least seven teams, including the Reds, Indians, Yankees, Rangers, Giants, Rays and Red Sox. While that’s one less than was reported by Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald earlier this month, that’s a pretty healthy market.

Victorino is coming off his worst season in the big leagues, but Heyman hears that several teams are willing to offer him at least three years. That’s what happens when you have extensive experience in center field and represent a cheaper alternative to the likes of Michael Bourn and B.J. Upton. Of course, Victorino wouldn’t be a center fielder for all seven teams listed above, but he has expressed a willingness to play a corner outfield spot if the price is right.

Victorino, who turns 32 on Friday, batted .255/.321/.383 with 11 home runs, 55 RBI and a .704 OPS this past season between the Phillies and Dodgers. He was an excellent 39-for-45 in stolen base attempts.