Steve Tolleson DFA'd by A's. IMO he would represent a huge upgrade over what we have as far as utility infielders go. The guy can actually handle the bat a bit and can play just about all infield positions. To be truly honest, I prefer him to Cedeno at SS. This would be a great pickup for us. Lot's of upside here as well given the above average power, patience, and contact skills. Succeeded in brief September call-up as well.
In other news, the Nats released starting pitcher J.D. Martin who was just beginning to fully recover from injury. Martin would also be a good guy to take a look at. He pitched very well in his 24 career starts in the majors and is still relatively young at 28. Control is excellent. Would make for a nice spot starter, long reliever, 5th starter.
Sigh...if only I were the GM...Lol