According to Ken Rosenthal, with the Red Sox signing Lowell, the Dodgers are pressing harder for Cabrera.
The Dodgers stand a better chance of acquiring Cabrera from the Marlins, major-league sources say, if they part with outfielder Matt Kemp along with third baseman Andy LaRoche and minor-league left-hander Clayton Kershaw.
Yet the Angels, according to a rival executive, are offering a strong package -- right-hander Ervin Santana, second baseman Howie Kendrick, right-handed reliever Chris Bootcheck and another player, possibly Class AA right-hander Nick Adenhart.
The Cabrera sweepstakes heated up again Monday as news broke that the Red Sox were close to re-signing free-agent Mike Lowell and the Angels had traded shortstop Orlando Cabrera to the White Sox for right-hander Jon Garland.
Not much new, but a leader may be taking the forefront.