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Quick Hits:
  • According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Phillies have contacted the agents of Derek Lowe and A.J. Burnett. This suggests that the Phillies will likely pursue a second-tier outfielder instead of someone like Manny Ramirez, while trying to make a splash with an innings eater like Lowe.
  • Dodgers manager Joe Torre and free agent pitcher Andy Pettitte have spoken more than once about the possibility of pitching in LA, according to FOXSports.com.
  • Cubs manager Lou Piniella is quietly pushing Cubs management to consider Raul Ibanez, according to a source.
  • The Marlins are reportedly considering Jason Varitek for a one year deal, according to the Boston Herald.
  • The Mets have reportedly made contact with Brian Fuentes and Francisco Rodriguez, according to Newsday. According to an industry source, the Mets prefer Francisco Rodriguez.
This story was approved by MLB Rumors.