Five bargain FA fixes

These five roster holes can be filled with solid yet inexpensive free agents

Updated: December 12, 2013, 10:42 AM ET
By Paul Swydan | ESPN Insider

Kevin YoukilisJohn Munson/THE STAR-LEDGER/USA TODAY SportsKevin Youkilis, who will be 35 on Opening Day, has a career .382 OBP.
With the winter meetings drawing to a close, it's time to start thinking about best fits. Sure, there are still some frontline players -- particularly starting pitchers -- on the free-agent market, but the markets for them are narrowing, and teams that are out need to start thinking about other solutions.

There are of course trades that can still happen, but if we look strictly at the free-agent market there are some nice fits that can be picked out of the bargain bin.


Kevin Youkilis to the Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers have a hole at third base, and it doesn't sound like it will be imminently filled by last year's starter, Juan Uribe. And while the Uribear would still be a good fit in L.A. because he is generally quite durable, he seems to have multiple suitors. Consider Youkilis a good fallback option.


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