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Who do you like from this list?

Luebke - looked like a stud until TJ. I would take a chance on him.

DeJesus - LH bat, career .350 OBP. Could be decent platoon LF/DH/leadoff option.

Aoki - See Dejesus, but also hits lefties well enough to play every day.

If Luebke passes an Orioles' physical I would be all over him.

Dodgers ? declined on IF Chase Utley, P Bronson Arroyo and P Joel Peralta

Angels ? declined on OF David DeJesus and OF David Murphy

Royals ? exercised on P Wade Davis and IF Alcides Escobar; declined on OF Jonny Gomes as well as OF Alex Rios and P Jeremy Guthrie

Pirates ? declined on P Radhames Liz

Giants ? declined on OF Nori Aoki, OF Marlon Byrd

Padres ? declined on P Cory Luebke and IF Clint Barmes; exercised on P Joaquin Benoit

Indians ? declined on OF Ryan Raburn

White Sox ? declined on IF Alexei Ramirez

Tigers ? declined on P Joe Nathan

Brewers ? exercised on 1B Adam Lind

Astros ? declined on P Chad Qualls

Yankees ? declined on P Andrew Bailey

Diamondbacks ? exercised on P Brad Ziegler and P Josh Collmenter

Red Sox ? exercised on P Clay Buchholz

Blue Jays ? declined on IF Maicer Izturis

Phillies ? declined on P Cliff Lee

Reds ? declined on IF Skip Schumaker, P Burke Badenhop

Nationals ? declined on OF Nate McLouth, P Casey Janssen

Cardinals ? exercised on P Jaime Garcia; declined on P Jonathan Broxton

OF Alex Gordon ? declined player option with Royals

P J.P. Howell ? exercised player option with Dodgers

IF Brendan Ryan ? exercised player option with Yankees

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David Murphy is a possibility. He started the season well with Cleveland (.296/.344/.437) before faltering a bit in LA. All important left handed bat. Older though, like DeJesus, and either one could be toast.

I would definitely look into Murphy. He has absolutely killed us over the years, it would be nice to have his bat on our side.

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