The Red Sox are “actively” exploring the market for available outfielders, a major league source told Alex Speier of WEEI.com. However, it’s unlikely that the Red Sox will find a starting center fielder on the trade block this early in the season.
Two American League talent evaluators wondered aloud to Speier whether the A’s Coco Crisp could be a fit. Crisp has been displaced from center field, where his value is greatest, to left field by the signing of Yoenis Cespedes. Oakland is also said to like several prospects in the Red Sox’s system and the two teams came close on a deal that would have brought Gio Gonzalez to Boston in a prospect-driven deal.