Red Sox Like Michael Wuertz

Athletics reliever Michael Wuertz is on Boston's wish list, tweets Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.  The 31-year-old righty has had an off-year while dealing with a shoulder injury, but he appears to be back to normal based on this Athletics Nation post by Dan Lependorf.

Wuertz comes with cost certainty, as he's signed at $2.8MM for 2011 and has a $3.25MM club option for '12.  He's known to be on the radar of the Tigers and Yankees as well.  However, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports tweets that the A's won't trade Wuertz barring a knockout offer.

The Red Sox seem likely to acquire a reliever this month.  They've also been linked to Scott Downs, Craig Breslow, and Leo Nunez so far.