Report: Red Sox pushing for Quentin, Thornton

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Report: Red Sox pushing for Quentin, Thornton

The Red Sox could potentially be playing against a couple of their soon-to-be teammates, if reports that they're interested in the White Sox outfielder Carlos Quentin and LHP Matt Thornton are true.

Bob Nightengale of USA Today tweets, "Red Sox pushing hard for Carlos Quentin and LHP Thornton, but White Sox would have to be overwhelmed with prospects."

The report was confirmed by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, who tweeted that a source told him the Sox wanted Thornton, but Quentin could be more of a move made in the winter.

Rosenthal also reports that the Red Sox' interest in Hiroki Kuroda increased last night after the poor outing that Eric Bedard had for the Mariners.

David Ortiz re-enacts Boston movie scenes as part of charity video

David Ortiz re-enacts Boston movie scenes as part of charity video

As part of a charity promotion with Omaze, David Ortiz has made a video re-enacting scenes from Boston-set movies. 

The movies range from a classic -- "Good Will Hunting" -- to very good crime movies -- "The Departed, The Town" — to the just plain bad "Fever Pitch," but all of the scenes are entertaining. Ortiz plays every part in each scene, often playing to characters interacting with one another. 

At the end of the video, a link is given to Omaze.com/papi, which gives fans the opportunity to enter a drawing to attend his jersey retirement ceremony by donating. Proceeds go to the David Ortiz Children’s Fund and the Red Sox Foundation. 

The David Ortiz Children Fund aims to help children in New England and the Dominican Republic who are born with congenital heart failure.