With Evan Longoria out, the Rays need a solid back up at third to keep them in the running for the playoffs. While Willy Aybar is a solid player, he is not keeping up with Longoria's numbers, and it is hurting the team. The Giants have been looking to dump some players for cash or a prospect and would be more than willing to move Rich Aurilia, 36, who is hitting .277 with 8 HR in 104 games this season.
The Rays currently three games ahead of the Red Sox, but they face the Red Sox six more times before the season is over. The Rays would be smart to take a chance on Aurilia.