Red Sox Hot Stove
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.
The Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham joined Toucher & Rich on Tuesday with the latest on the Mike Napoli deal.
The Boston Red Sox have signed shortstop Stephen Drew to a one-year deal, CBSSports’ Jon Heyman is reporting.
The Boston Red Sox signed starting pitcher Ryan Dempster to a two-year, $26.5 million deal on Thursday, pending a physical.
The Boston Red Sox are in serious discussions with free agent right-hander Ryan Dempster, according to a report.