Found January 28, 2013 on NESN.com:
The Red Sox were willing to give Bobby Abreu a look,  but that might be the extent of their interest. According to The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo, the Red Sox are unlikely to pursue Abreu as the backup first baseman/outfielder they’ve been seeking this winter. On the surface, Abreu — if capable of playing an adequate first base (a big “if”) — would seem to make some sense for the Sox. He’s a left-handed hitter who has a track record of being able to get on base at a solid clip, which would fit nicely into the Red Sox’ 2013 offensive philosophy. The drawback, however, is that Abreu will be turning 39 in March, and it’s obvious that his skills have deteriorated significantly in recent years. Abreu isn’t the same guy who was always good for an average around .300, an on-base percentage north of .400, 20-30 home runs, around 100 RBIs and 20-30 steals, although he wouldn’t need to be that guy in his new role. Still, the Sox apparently didn’t see enough out of him when they reportedly work
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