The Red Sox are interested in free agent infielder Trevor Plouffe, according to Evan Drellich of The Boston Herald, who adds Boston will only be very interested if Plouffe is open to accepting a deal for one year worth between $2 and $3 million.
Plouffe is a former Twins first round draft pick, but his market has yet to develop this winter. He was plagued by injuries and spent time on the disabled list on three separate occasions last season, though when healthy, he was able to produce.
Over 84 games with the Twins last season, Plouffe hit .260/.303/.420 with 12 home runs and 47 RBIs.
Plouffe emerged as a consistent third base option for the Twins, and though Pablo Sandoval is expected to receive the opportunity to start at third in 2017, Plouffe can be used in a utility role. He could also complement Mitch Moreland at first base and give the Red Sox a right-handed pinch hitter to turn to.
Though Plouffe might not receive consistent playing time with the Red Sox, Boston seems open to signing him to a short-term deal.