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Ben Zobrist rumors: Giants, Nationals, Dodgers and Mets all interested

Ben Zobrist could be signed to a deal relatively soon, as four teams are seriously interested in his services.

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According to Ken Rosenthal, Ben Zobrist is drawing interest from four teams, and wants to make a decision before the end of the Winter Meetings.

While the Dodgers have joined the mix for Zobrist, Rosenthal notes that it's "difficult to see fit as LAD is presently constituted" and that Los Angeles would potentially have to trade pieces away to create at-bat opportunities.

As for the other teams, the Mets have seemingly made him their top priority, and don't necessarily have a backup plan in the event he signs elsewhere.

"I'm not sure after Zobrist which direction we would go. We've met with Ben. It's pretty obvious we think he's a fit. After that, some of it may depend on timing and who is still available. Some of it may depend on discussions we have here on whether we can fill certain positions via trade".

Of these four teams, the Mets perhaps have the biggest need for Zobrist, as they don't have an immediate replacement for Daniel Murphy, and could use help in the outfield, as well as a backup in case David Wright's injury flares up again. The Giants would likely use Zobrist as their primary left fielder, while the Nationals could use him at second base.