The Cardinals remain interested in bringing back free agent Rafael Furcal but the ongoing talks with free agent first baseman Albert Pujols could eventually force them to look elsewhere at shortstop.
In a conversation Tuesday, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak admitted that negotiating with Pujols could cause the club to miss out on other opportunities.
The Cardinals are focusing most of their time and effort in free agency on Pujols in part because they don't know how much money they will have left to address shortstop and other areas of need on the club.
"It's obviously a lot of resources that would go into that bucket, so yes in the sense that we're not able to move on other fronts," Mozeliak said. "But should we not get Albert done I think then we would have resources to explore other things. With that said, I don't feel like we're losing opportunities to date."
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