Just to further underline this morning’s point about shortstop being a thin position in baseball, thereby explaining Jhonny Peralta’s contract …
The Pirates are one of eight teams to check in on free agent SS Rafael Furcal, according to his agent
— Travis Sawchik (@Sawchik_Trib) November 25, 2013
Eight teams on a 36 year-old shortstop who just missed an entire year due to Tommy John surgery. If your momma can handle grounders to her left, she’s likely to get a non-roster invite to play short someplace this spring.