The club is interested in Derrek Lee (pictured), who would provide an impact defensive first baseman who can hit for power in the middle of the lineup, as MLB.com reports. Lee may also bounce back from a season that saw him jettisoned to Atlanta from the Cubs and struggling with a thumb injury that required surgery.
The two aren't the only possibilities for first, however. GM Mike Rizzo said he is not ruling anything out when speaking about the position after losing out on free agent Carlos Pena.
"We will explore both options, so it expands our pool a little bit more," Rizzo said. "I don't ever want to feel rushed to do a deal. I think when you feel rushed to do a deal, you make a deal that you may not have wanted to do. So we are going to look at our options. We feel there are still good options out there, and we will see where they take us."
-- Evan Brunell