For all that cash up in the American League East, we really haven't seen a ton of movement like years past. Part of that is the aging Yankees mega-contracts, part of that is turnover in Boston, and part of that is the big names available (Pujols/Fielder) are at already-covered positions. That doesn't mean Beantown has gone dark, though. Here's the latest:
- Twitter / @AdamRubinESPN - "Buchholz is arbitration-eligible, but I could see courtesy nontender on 12/12 if nothing else to allow him to pick spot if he wants to pitch"
Cherington easing the door closed on Wakefield and Varitek? - Extra Bases - Red Sox blog
Sounds like Cherington isn't all that hip on re-signing Wakefield and Varitek. Abraham reports that the Mets could be interested in Varitek.
- Twitter / @jonmorosi - "#RedSox have discussed Scutaro and Lowrie with other clubs, sources say."
- Twitter / @nickcafardo - "Red Sox met with White Sox on Carlos Quentin but no match right now."
Red Sox have ‘a lot of comfort’ with Josh Reddick in RF - WEEI
"...And so, while the Sox hypothetically might have some room to maneuver in the market if DH David Ortiz declines the Sox’ offer of salary arbitration and signs with another team (a scenario that appears unlikely), the team seems unlikely to invest heavily in right field."
- David Ortiz Will Accept Arbitration Offer From Boston Red Sox - MLB Daily Dish
David Ortiz will reportedly accept an offer of arbitration from the Boston Red Sox due to a weak market.
- Boston Red Sox Rumors: Hiroyuki Nakajima, David Ortiz - MLB Daily Dish
Did they/didn't they? Here's the Nakajima rumors.
- Red Sox unsure of potential roles for Wakefield, Varitek - The Providence Journal
"The resigning of Andrew Miller on Tuesday potentially closes a door for Wakefield. Miller, signed to a big-league deal, is viewed as a depth starting option, much like the 44-year-old knuckleballer. It's hard to imagine there being roster spots for both those pitchers come Opening Day."
- Sox did not bid on Japanese SS Nakajima - Tim Britton
"Contrary to a report from Japan's Sports Nippon, the Red Sox did not win the posting for shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima. General manager Ben Cherington said on Tuesday that Boston couldn't have won the posting since it didn't even bid on the infielder."
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