Nationals looking for shortstop
According to a baseball source, the Nationals are looking for a starting shortstop. They feel that Cristian Guzman, who is on the trade block, has lost a few steps with his glove.
The source said the Nationals are alarmed that Guzman is having a difficult time getting ground balls to his left.
The Nationals want young starting pitching in return for Guzman, who has one year left on his contract.
The team doesn’t have to acquire a shortstop — at least for the rest of the season. It can go with Alberto Gonzalez, who is hitting .326 with a home run and 12 RBIs.