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Oakland A's Ben Zobrist trade rumors: The Nationals and Yankees want to buy

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The Washington Nationals and New York Yankees are calling the Athletics on Ben Zobrist, according to reports from Ken Rosenthal and Jon Heyman.

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You can add Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo to the list of general managers inquiring about Oakland Athletics every-position-man Ben Zobrist, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports:

Throw Brian Cashman and the New York Yankees in too, says Jon Heyman for CBS Sports (watch out for the autoplaying video):

The Yankees are interested in Ben Zobrist, which should surprise no one considering their second-base issues. They are surprised that Jose Pirela hasn't performed since his promotion, and Stephen Drew's batting average remains oddly low again. Yankees people think Rob Refnsyder can hit at the big-league level now, but his defense remains a little rough. Of course, as an A's person said, "There will be many teams interested in Zobrist."

The good news is that if the A's do sell, there seem to be plenty of buyers eager to shell out for half a season of Ben Zobrist. The Nationals and Yankees join the Chicago Cubs as confirmed potential suitors for Zobrist's services.

The Athletics could move out of dead last in the American League by sweeping the Boston Red Sox this weekend, but Zobrist's fate as we move closer to the main trading season could come down to how the rest of the AL West performs in the next month.