Jocketty said the reds had a brief conversation with Rafael Furcal's agent. But it didn't sound like that's going anywhere. "Some big market teams are interested in him."

Jocketty continues to look trade first.

"I think most clubs are that way," he said. "There's been a lot more trade to talk this time of year than usual."

Something's got to give eventually. The Reds have four outfielders on the roster -- Jay Bruce, Ryan Freel, Norris Hopper and Chris Dickerson. Freel, Hopper and Dickerson are coming off season-ending injuries.