The A’s are having problems this season, and are looking for ways to get on track.
Josh Willingham is currently on the DL for his Achilles injury. He could be back in early July, which would give him time to show his trade value.
Willingham is one of several pieces the Athletics could be shopping around to improve during the second half of the season. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle says the A’s haven’t talked to Willingham about a long-term deal.
Several teams have needs in the outfield and for right-handed hitters, and Willingham could be headed one of their ways soon.
The Phillies need to stay within their payroll constraints, so they’re looking for someone relatively cheap.
They need a right-handed hitter, and Buster Olney of ESPN tweeted that they have expressed interest in Josh Willingham.
According to Olney, they’ve also showed interest in Michael Cuddyer of the Minnesota Twins. However, they’ve liked Willingham for a while, so he is probably their first choice.
The Atlanta Braves have been looking for an outfield bat, according to Jayson Stark of ESPN.
Josh Willingham is on their radar, as a righty is what they’re looking for.
The Braves are ready to make a deal whenever another team is, and with the way Oakland is doing, something could happen soon.
The Rockies had been interested in Josh Willingham during the offseason, but decided against the asking price and worries over his knee.
However, if Colorado is looking for some outfield depth, they could look at him again. Willingham could be a good bat off the bench or to come in during the late innings.
The Cardinals have some decisions to make after Albert Pujols’ injury.
Bernie Miklasz of STLToday suggests Josh Willingham as a potential replacement.
Willingham’s right-handed bat, power, and corner outfield position could be a realistic possibility.
The Seattle Mariners could use a power-hitting outfielder.
They have several needs, but if they’re going for outfielders, Josh Willingham could be a player they have their eye on.
If the Mariners are buyers at the trade deadline, they could try to grab Willingham.