Its been more than three weeks since a deal between the Red Sox and free agent Mike Napoli was reported at the winter meetings. But, there has been relatively little to report since then. And, that remains the situation.
On a Wednesday afternoon conference call with the media, Sox assistant general manager Brian OHalloran -- filling in for GM Ben Cherington, who is traveling -- could offer no updates.
I cant comment on that specifically, OHalloran said. Nothing new from what Ben said the last time he spoke with the media. We continue to talk to a number of free agents and the conversations are on-going as Ben alluded to previously.
The Celtics reportedly are "expected" to talk to the Mavericks about a deal for Andrew Bogut, according to scout.com, but negotiations would be "dependent on what bigger move Boston can make".
Bogut, 32, is in the final year of his contract. The 7-foot center, while healthy, has played in only 26 games this year and is averaging just three points a game. But he's also averaging 8.3 rebounds in 22.4 minutes, and rebounding has been one of the Celtics' big areas of weakness this year. The C's rank 27th in the league in reboundinh, and 26th in defensive rebounding.
According to scout.com, the Mavs would part with Bogut for Tyler Zeller and one of Boston's first-round draft choices.
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