Interest in Lobaton picking up
With the start of spring training nearing, trade interest in Rays C Jose Lobaton is picking up.
Talks apparently have been intensifying in recent days.
Teams with reported interest in Lobaton, or a need, include the D-backs, Indians, Rockies, White Sox, Mets and Nationals.
Lobaton is expendable as the Rays have newly acquired Ryan Hanigan and veteran Jose Molina under long term deals.
The Rays also could bring Lobaton to spring training as protection in case Hanigan or Molina get hurt, or another team has an injury and an increased need.