I was clearing out my inbox a little bit when I noticed a rumor I haven’t mentioned yet on the site.
According to a WEEI chat with Sean McAdam from early October, the Red Sox are targeting free agent catcher Rod Barajas to back up Jason Varitek. McAdam mentioned that Barajas’s ability to catch the knuckleball is attractive the Boston.
Barajas will be 31 next year. He hit .256/.298/.410 this year, showing little plate discipline but decent power for his position. You can see the other free agent catchers here.