The Red Sox might not be able to re-sign Jacoby Ellsbury and while they could move Shane Victorino over to center and find a new right fielder if he goes, John Tomase of the Boston Herald says that it's probably not in the cards. After the Flyin' Hawaiian captured a gold glove in right field, Boston is more likely to seek help in center than shift Victorino over. Her'e's more out of Boston..
- The Red Sox have shown some interest in free agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski, a source told Rob Bradford of WEEI.com. Brian McCann would obviously be a good fit for Boston, but the dollars and years could prove to be too much. If Jarrod Saltalamacchia doesn't re-sign, Carlos Ruiz figures to be in the mix, though he doesn't hit from the left side.
- More from Bradford, who hears from a source that a "bunch of teams" are moving quickly on shortstop Stephen Drew. Because of that, Drew is less and less likely to accept Boston's qualifying offer by the day.
- If Drew gets a big payday elsewhere, infield instructor Brian Butterfield says that the Red Sox can feel comfortable with Xander Bogaerts as their full-time shortstop, writes Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald.