The Red Sox are in contact with catcher/first baseman Mike Napoli and outfielders Nick Swisher and Cody Ross, reports CBSsports.com’s Jon Heyman. Seeking a first baseman and two outfielders, the trio is emerging as the team’s top choice.
Napoli is talking with the Mariners and Rangers, but the Red Sox appear to be his favorite. If Napoli goes elsewhere, the Red Sox will likely pursue Adam LaRoche, given the high price of long-shot option Josh Hamilton.
Swisher and Ross are both likely drawing attention from a myriad of teams, including the Giants, Braves, Mariners, Orioles, Phillies and potentially others. The Red Sox have been trying to re-sign Ross since the end of the season.