It's only the middle of March, but general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. is already looking around for a piece or two.
With Ryan Howard not schedule back until sometime in June, Chase Utley dealing with knee tendinitis, Placido Polanco trying to recover from a double groin tear and Jimmy Rollins always an injury concern, Philly has reason to be proactive.
Michael Martinez is still the favorite to be on the Opening Day roster as the main utility man, but after making three errors this Spring and now being a little banged up, the door has opened.
Other infielders the Phillies are considering are Pete Orr, Hector Luna, Freddy Galvis and Kevin Frandsen, all of whom are in camp.
In the meantime, Amaro Jr. will keep looking for an upgrade to a position that could be very vital as the long season demands days off for some veterans.