The Phillies and San Diego Padres are the leading contenders in the Geoff Jenkins derby, according to a report.

"Things are definitely heating up with Philly and San Diego," Jenkins' agent Damon Lapa told "We are in active negotiations and offers are going back and forth."

If the Phillies move Shane Victorino to centerfield for Aaron Rowand, the lefthanded-hitting Jenkins could platoon with righthanded Jayson Werth in rightfield.

Rowand, a free agent, signed a 5-year deal worth an estimated $60 million with the Giants on Wednesday.

Jenkins, 33, a first-time free agent, has spent his entire 10-year career with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Jenkins hit .255 with 21 home runs and 64 RBI last season, and has career totals of .277, 212, 704. *