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.

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Red Sox take weekend series against Cubs with 6-2 victory

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Red Sox take weekend series against Cubs with 6-2 victory

BOSTON - Marco Hernandez scored the go-ahead run on Pedro Strop's wild pitch in Boston's four-run eighth inning, helping the Red Sox beat the sloppy Chicago Cubs 6-2 on Sunday night.

The Red Sox took two of three in the lively weekend series that featured a strong showing for Cubs fans, chants in support of each side and the World Series trophies that ended long title droughts for the once-frustrated franchises.

Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run homer for Boston, and the Red Sox got two more runs on shortstop Addison Russell's throwing error in the eighth.

Kris Bryant hit a solo homer for Chicago, extending his hitting streak to 11 games. The Cubs closed a nine-game road trip at 5-4.