It’s really not that surprising to hear the news as the team still owes the outfielder $37 million in 2016 and 2017. The team is paying Cargo $16 million this season. The two-time All-Star has struggled with a knee injury in 2014 and only played in 70 games. This season he’s got back on track hitting a slash of .278/.332/.520 with 20 homers and 51 RBIs.
The 29-year-old shouldn’t garner as much as Tulowitzki did, but the team should still receive a top prospect for the lefty.
The Orioles, Mets, Angels and Royals could be teams that are interested in Cargo. The Yankees could also be a team that might be interested, as they could swap Carlos Beltran and a prospect for an upgrade in the right field. Beltran’s contract also expires in 2016 and would be $2 million cheaper than Cargo’s contract.