Red Sox Hot Stove
MLB insider Jon Heyman of CBS Sports was a brief guest on Tuesday’s Gresh & Zolak show, but plenty of Red Sox hot stove talk was covered in a short amount of time.
With Brian McCann signing with the New York Yankees over the weekend, the list of suitors for free agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia just got a little bigger.
It appears the Drew era in Boston is coming to an end.
Despite their current depth in the starting rotation, the Boston Red Sox are reportedly interested in adding veteran right-hander Tim Hudson.
The Boston Red Sox have reportedly made a multi-year offer to Mike Napoli, but the first baseman will test the free agent market.
The hot stove is already heating up for the Boston Red Sox.
Shortstop Steven Drew is not expected to accept the Red Sox’ qualifying offer, as his agent Scott Boras reportedly has meetings with other interested teams already set up during next week’s general manager meetings in Orlando.
With the Red Sox’ deal with Mike Napoli in limbo, the team is currently looking at another option at first base.
A person familiar with the talks said the Red Sox and Pirates are close to completing a trade that would send All-Star closer Joel Hanrahan to Boston for a handful of prospects.
The Red Sox don’t have the best “on paper” team they’ve had in recent years, but Dan Roche says that might be a good thing.