There hasn't been much public interest in Ryan Theriot this winter, but that might soon change. The Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants are checking in on the 33-year-old infielder, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.
Theriot, who spent the 2012 season as part of the world-champion Giants, would likely be used in a back-up role, as he lacks both a solid glove and a bat. He hit .270/.316/.321 in 2012, unwilling to take a walk and completely unable to muster the ball out of the ballpark. He's a mediocre base-stealer, having managed 13 successful swipes in 18 chances last year.
Though he would be utilized as a utility infielder, Theriot isn't much of a defender. FRAA pegs him for being worth -7.8 runs in the field, while UZR is even less kind, with a mark of -8.1.
However, Theriot might be a good-luck charm. He has been a part of two consecutive World Series championship teams: the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011 and the Giants in 2012.