The Boston Red Sox have free agent outfielder Nick Swisher “on
their radar,” reports George A. King III of The New York Post.
According to a person with
knowledge of the situation the Red Sox have an interest in the switch-hitting
right fielder who can also handle first base.
Even after signing veteran Jonny Gomes to a two-year
contract, the Red Sox remain in the market for another outfielder, according to
reports. Gomes is likely to be a platoon option for Boston, who lost two outfielders
last season as Cody Ross hit the open market and they traded Carl Crawford to
the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Last season for the Yankees Swisher hit .272/.364/.473 with
36 doubles and 24 home runs. The 31-year-old owns a career line of
.256/.361/.467 over nine seasons and is expected to command a free agent
contract somewhere in the four-year, $60 million range.
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