The Detroit Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates and Texas Rangers have all expressed interest in acquiring infielder Marco Scutaro from the Colorado Rockies, according to Troy Renck and Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post. Scutaro is one of many trade candidates for the Rockies as they look to sell during a disappointing summer.
Even though he's 36, Scutaro can still provide value as a utility infielder capable of handling both shortstop and second base. His .275/.329/.367 batting line is below-average considering that he plays half of his games in Coors Field, but his numbers were better with Boston in 2011 and there's a lack of middle infielders on the market right now.
In Detroit, Scutaro could potentially take over at second base, while he would primarily see time at shortstop in Pittsburgh given the presence of Neil Walker. The Rangers would use Scutaro in a utility role given the quality of their starters across the infield.