1:53pm: Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald says the Red Sox also expressed preliminary interest in infielder Adam Kennedy. Kennedy, 34 in January, hit .289/.348/.410 in 586 plate appearances for the A's while playing mostly second and third base.
12:16pm: The Red Sox called to express preliminary interest in free agent shortstop Adam Everett, according to WEEI's Alex Speier. Everett would be a defensive-minded signing, while the Dustin Pedroia idea would be more offensive-minded. Marco Scutaro is the most prominent free agent choice, while Miguel Tejada's name has come up as well.
Are there any reasonable options for the Red Sox on the trade market? Probably not, unless they can pluck someone from the Angels.