Report: Sox could make run at Beltran

Report: Sox could make run at Beltran
October 27, 2011, 11:37 pm
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One of the things new Red Sox GM Ben Cherington has already stated is that the Red Sox would be looking to bring on another right fielder next season, specifically a right-handed hitter.

With J.D. Drew presumably done with the Sox -- and maybe MLB altogether -- the Sox are left with Josh Reddick and minor-leaguer Ryan Kalish in right.

But a familiar name brought up around the trade deadline this season may come back into the mix.

Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman tweets that the Red Sox could make a run for Carlos Beltran.

Beltran, 34, was traded from the Mets to the Giants near the deadline, and finished the season hitting .300 with 22 home runs, 78 runs, 84 RBI.

The big question mark with Beltran is whether or not he can stay healthy. Beltran played 142 games this season, and was able to stay relatively healthy. The Red Sox dealt with injury issues in their outfield in the past, whether it was Drew, Jacoby Ellsbury, or Mike Cameron.