Report: Sox could make run at Beltran

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Report: Sox could make run at Beltran

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.

Yankees beat Blue Jays, Red Sox have chance to clinch AL East on Tuesday

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Yankees beat Blue Jays, Red Sox have chance to clinch AL East on Tuesday

For tonight, the Boston Red Sox can say "thank you" to the New York Yankees.

Despite the Toronto Blue Jays loading the bases with no out in the ninth, the Yankees hold on to beat the Blue Jays, 7-5. The result moves the Red Sox' magic number in the AL East to just one game. 

David Price will take the mound for the Red Sox on Tuesday night against those very Yankees with a chance to clinch the division. 

They can also clinch the AL East with a Toronto loss to the Baltimore Orioles. 

Dee Gordon homers leading off as Marlins mourn Jose Fernandez

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Dee Gordon homers leading off as Marlins mourn Jose Fernandez

MIAMI - Dee Gordon hit an emotional homer in Miami's first at-bat following the death of Marlins ace Jose Fernandez in a boating accident.

Leading off the first inning Monday night against the New York Mets, Gordon pulled a 2-0 pitch from Bartolo Colon over the wall in right for his first homer of the season.

Gordon circled the bases slowly and was crying when he reached home plate. He tapped his chest and waved toward the sky, and then sobbed as teammates hugged him in the dugout.

Gordon took the first pitch batting right-handed, in tribute to the right-handed Fernandez. Gordon then switched to his normal left side.

Fernandez died Sunday morning, prompting the Marlins to cancel their game that day against Atlanta.