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Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters,
including Alex Speier of WEEI.com, that the team could add a player or two
before the start of camp to improve its depth at first base.
"The one area that we probably need to get a feel for
is at first base," said manager John Farrell. "We fully expect Napoli
to be ready to go, but if a need were to arise at that position, I think we'll
probably have some additions before camp opens up in that area, so that there
will be protection provided at first base."
At this point, the Red Sox are set to enter the 2013 season with offseason acquisition Mike Napoli as their regular at first base. Because
he’s spent a majority of his career behind the plate and as a designated
hitter, questions remain regarding his ability to register a full season at first.
Beyond Napoli, the Red Sox currently have a few unproven
players set to back him up, including Mauro Gomez, Mark Hamilton and Daniel
Nava. If they elect to take to the free agent market for more depth, the
options would include Casey Kotchman, Aubrey Huff, Carlos Lee and Lyle Overbay.
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