According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Red Sox sent Allard Baird to scout the Dodgers’ Triple A affiliate when they were in Tacoma earlier this week. The 51s are back in Vegas now.
Cafardo says the Red Sox like third baseman Andy LaRoche, and that the Dodgers are looking for relief help. Hard to picture how the Red Sox would fill that need though. Some other interesting names on the 51s’ roster: Tony Abreu, Chin-Lung Hu, and Jonathan Meloan.
How do these two teams match up? The Dodgers don’t have much need for Wily Mo Pena. And why would the Dodgers trade LaRoche to Boston for prospects? Maybe it’s a prospect-for-prospect scenario.