Rays reportedly have interest in Jesus Aguilar
The Tampa Bay Rays’ hunt for a bat is not limited to non-contenders.
According to Marc Feinsand of MLB.com, the Rays have shown interest in Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar, who is surging after a slow start to the season.
Sources tell me and @juanctoribio that the Rays have expressed interest to the Brewers in Jesus Aguilar. He’s performed better in July (1.080 OPS) than the first three months (.634 OPS), so deal would have to help Milwaukee now for Brewers to move Aguilar.
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) July 24, 2019
The Rays would have to get creative, with Milwaukee very much in playoff contention. The Brewers are only a half game out of the second wild card spot and two games out in the NL Central, and they’ll be expecting to make the playoffs.
Aguilar erupted onto the scene with 35 home runs in 2018. He only has eight in 2019, despite the uptick in batting average.
The Rays are clearly seeking a bat, as they’ve asked around for another All-Star position player in recent weeks.