Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/29/14
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With the Boston Red Sox in the market for a left-handed option at first base and in the outfield, Tom Singer of MLB.com wonders if the club would be interested in Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Garrett Jones. With #RedSox still shopping for a lefty-hitting 1B-OF -- ring any bells? -- you have to wonder if #Pirates will make another run at Iglesias — Tom Singer (@Tom_Singer) January 20, 2013 Jones put together a solid 2012 campaign for the Pirates, hitting .274/.317/.516 with 28 doubles, three triples and 27 home runs over 475 at-bats for the club. The 31-year-old owns a career line of .259/.321/.466 over five seasons at the major league level. Perhaps more importantly for the Red Sox, Jones has a career split of .279/.348/.504 against right-handed pitchers. Boston is said to be seeking a potential left-handed bat that can play first base and the corner outfield positions to help spell Mike Napoli and Jonny Gomes. Both Napoli and Gomes have superior numbers versus left-handers. Singer adds that if the Pirates were to begin discussions with Boston regarding Jones, they could target shortstop prospect Jose Iglesias. This would likely only be a starting point in discussions. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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  • I don't like Inglesias going because S.Drew is another DL-IR person. Ing. is young, has great potential, and would be a mistake to let go. The other DL-IR person, Ellsbury and Bailey should be on the trading block with all the potential in the farm system and some of our pick-ups so far. Bard is healthy and ready to go. The Giants were a mediocre club except for the three starters and look what they did. We have definitely improved our club-got rid of some salaries, and have some money to work with. I like Lohse but not Bourn. All he is good for is stolen bases. Not necessay. Hit and run is a great option to get players out of postion for hits thru the infield and advancement of an extra base. I'm 66-"DIE HARD FAN" since 1954-love all Boston teams and the Patriots(:(). Hope they don't pick up that nut case, Brian Wilson!! Dempster is going to surprise alot of people with the innings he will give us and get the awesome bullpen.

    GO SOX!!!!
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