Relief Pitcher: Fuentes Talks Stall, Nats Interested

Steve Phillips of ESPN.com reports the contract talks between free-agent LHP Brian Fuentes and the Cardinals have stalled.

According to Phillips, two other teams have become interested in signing Fuentes, but it was unclear who they are.

One of the two other teams interested may be the Nationals, as Dave Sheinin of Washington Post reports.

Fuentes’ agent told Sheinin the Nationals have expressed interest in the 33-year-old left-hand reliever, but seemed focused on signing a hitter before addressing their bullpen needs.

Sheinin also reports the Nationals have expressed interest in RHP Juan Cruz.