The Boston Red Sox have had ongoing negotiations with free
agent outfielder Nick Swisher, reports Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.
The Red Sox have had ongoing negotiations with Swisher and
Boston signed free agent outfielder Jonny Gomes earlier this
offseason, but they continue to be in the market for another as they view the
veteran as a platoon player. Boston lost two outfielders in the past few
months, as they traded Carl Crawford to the Los Angeles Dodgers and Cody Ross
hit the open market at the end of the season.
Cafardo notes that Swisher would be “more than adequate” as
a replacement for Ross. He’s proven capable in the American League East as a
member of the New York Yankees over the past several years, and the 32-year-old
owns a career line of .256/.361/.467 over nine seasons in the majors.
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