Besides possibly needing a couple of starting pitchers, the Boston Red Sox have a glaring need in right field for the 2012 season.
One of the players thought to be in the mix was Josh Reddick but he was part of the trade that got the Red Sox Andrew Bailey and Ryan Sweeney from the Oakland A's. Sweeney essentially replaces Reddick in the competition in right field.
The others are Darnell McDonald and Mike Aviles. Another player thought to be part of the equation was Ryan Kalish who missed most of the 2011 season with a neck injury.
But Red Sox GM Ben Cherington announced on Thursday that Kalish underwent surgery on his shoulder for a torn labrum in November and won't be ready for the start of the 2012 season.
The Red Sox won't get much power out of the candidates they have so you can expect Cherington to be exploring the free agent market for outfielders. I wouldn't think he gets anyone in a trade but the way this offseason is going you never know.
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