With Nori Aoki agreeing to a one-year deal with the Seattle Mariners Wednesday morning, the Giants are in search of a new left fielder.
One possibility could be Ben Zobrist.
The 34-year-old is reportedly visiting teams this week, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, with the Mets, Nationals, Dodgers and Giants "all in the mix" for Zobrist's services.
Zobrist will visit the West Coast teams later in the week, Crasnick reports, and is taking a hands-on approach to the negotiations of the biggest payday of his career.
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On Tuesday, Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan reported that the price on Zobrist continues to rise and that the thought among teams is that it will take at least four years and $60 million to get a deal done.
Zobrist split time between the A's and Royals in 2015, playing 69 games at second base, 45 games in left field and five games in right field. In 126 games, he hit .276/.359/.450 with 36 doubles, 13 home runs and 56 RBI.
Over his 10-year career, which started with Tampa Bay, Zobrist is a career .265/.355/.431 hitter with 265 doubles, 127 home runs and 567 RBI.
Ben Zobrist is visiting teams on East Coast now and West Coast later in week. Good bet he'll sign during winter meetings.— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) December 2, 2015
Zobrist is taking a very hands on approach to his negotiations. Not surprising, given his makeup and feel for the game.— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) December 2, 2015
Ben Zobrist has prioritized playing for a contender, so it's hard to see a fit for #Braves given the organization's direction— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) December 2, 2015
Sources: Price on Ben Zobrist keeps going up. Sense among interested teams is that it stands at four years, $60 million and may go higher.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 2, 2015