If healthy, the 33-year-old bashes homers, hits for average and gets on base. He appeared to be in significant decline in 2010 but responded with 26 homers, a .306 average, a .361 on-base percentage and a .510 slugging percentage in his 2011 walk year. He has played more than 135 games just twice — including in 2011 — in his past five seasons, and his defense, to be kind, is less than stellar. But he is the best third baseman on the market and one of the better sluggers, and so there's some interest in Baltimore.
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