Rosenthal On Teahen, Linares, Red Sox

A couple of Spring Training notes from Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports..

  • The White Sox are open to trading Mark Teahen, who is set to earn $4.75MM this season and $5.5MM in 2012. At the moment, the veteran is little more than a pricey utility man, though he could serve as insurance for rookie third baseman Brent Morel.  The youngster is viewed as an outstanding defender who might not be able to produce at the plate immediately.  Manager Ozzie Guillen is likely in favor of keeping Teahen as he believes that he can find significant playing time for him if Morel wins the starting job at third base.
  • Teams are asking the Red Sox about right-handed hitting outfielder Juan Carlos Linares.  Boston signed the Cuban defector 2009 for $750K.  Linares is currently set to open the season in Triple-A but the club doesn't want to sacrifice any depth.  Because of that, we probably won't see them move any significant pieces before Opening Day.

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