Down the stretch every team could use that guy on the bench who can hit the big homerun or hit to take the lead or win the game. Here is a look at pinch-hitting players who may be available.
- Jason Giambi, Rockies. An injury could make him untradeable before July 31st, but he could be moved at the August 31st deadline.
- Matt Stairs, Nationals. The Nationals just picked up Jonny Gomes and designated Stairs for assignment. He could probably be had at a small price for a
- Juan Rivera, Dodgers. The Dodgers picked him up from the Blue Jays who had previously obtained him from the Angeles in the Vernon Wells switcheroo. Rivera has a lot of power and can play the outfield.
- Marcus Thames, Yankees. The Yankees picked him up after he was cut by the Dodgers to make room for Rivera. I doubt the Yankees would part with him because he gives them depth, but you never know.