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.
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".
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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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