Report: Sox interested in Huston Street

Report: Sox interested in Huston Street
November 23, 2011, 2:26 am
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The Red Sox have a number of issues to address over the offseason, but none may be bigger than finding a closer to fill the shoes of Jonathan Papelbon.

The free-agent market does offer a handful of viable options, but according to SI's Jon Heyman, the Sox could look by way of the trade.

Heyman reports that the Sox are one of six teams interested in Colorado Rockies reliever Huston Street.

Street had a 3.86 ERA in 58.1 innings pitched. He finished the season with 29 saves.

According to NBC's Hardball Talk, Street is owed 7.5 million next season with a 9 million option for 2013 which includes a 500,000 buyout.

The Orioles and Blue Jays are reportedly also interested in Street.