FOX SPORTS is reporting that three teams remain in contention for free agent infielder Adam Kennedy. Kennedy, a .277 career hitter, is coming off an excellent year in Oakland where he hit .289 with 11 home runs in 129 games.
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His agent, Paul Cohen, told reporters that two teams have offered Kennedy starting jobs, while the third offered him a super-utility role.
Cohen would not specify which teams were involved, but one NL source believes the Dodgers are in play for in the second base market, and could use platoon a veteran like Kennedy with Blake DeWitt or Chin-Lung Hu. Kennedy is a much stronger hitter versus righties while DeWitt, in limited time, has faired better against lefties.
Don't expect the Cubs to enter the mix for Kennedy. The Cubs avoided arbitration with both Mike Fontenot and Jeff Baker, committing nearly 2 million dollars to the position. Committing an additional 2-3 million dollars on Kennedy would only be a misappropriation of funds.
The Nationals are known to be following the second base market, mostly because they feel shortstop prospect Ian Desmond is not ready to play full time. Kennedy and Orlando Hudson are on their radar.