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07:35 AM ET 12.20 | With Xander Bogaerts and Will Middlebrooks already penciled in on the left side of Boston's infield, it added utility infielder Jonathan Herrera from the Rockies on Wednesday. [Said John Farrell:] "Herrera, this is a guy that's played all over the infield. We like him from the left side a little bit better -- he's had better performance as a left-handed hitter. ... At the same time, if things fall a certain way with Stephen Drew, it doesn't prohibit us from adding Drew as well." Indeed, Farrell suggested that mutual interest exists in having the shortstop return to the team with whom he signed a one-year, $9.5 million for the 2013 season. "Both sides would like to see this come together," Farrell said of talks with Drew. "But at the same time, as we all know, he's looking to see what best opportunities would be out there."

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December 20, 2013  08:45 AM ET

If the BoSox sign him they will have solved any infield concerns about Middlebrooks, and be well positioned to trade for outfield depth.

December 20, 2013  08:58 AM ET

A very high price to pay just for a glove man, but if he doesn't sign with Boston before spring training injury bug might hit some team and they will over pay for his services.

December 20, 2013  09:34 AM ET
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The Yankees should sign him, because they never draft well any way.

He didn't sign with the Yankees last year because he didnt want to play 3rd. The same conditions apply this year. I doubt he wants to play 2nd or 3rd, even though he is $9 million richer than last January and the proud owner of a shiny new championship ring.

December 20, 2013  09:36 AM ET

Do they seriously need him?

December 20, 2013  01:09 PM ET
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A very high price to pay just for a glove man, but if he doesn't sign with Boston before spring training injury bug might hit some team and they will over pay for his services.

Wouldn't call him just a glove man.
His OPS in 2013 was .777 behind only Tulo, Ramirez, Peralta, Lowrie, Desmond and Reyes for everyday shortstops in all of MLB.

December 20, 2013  02:01 PM ET
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He didn't sign with the Yankees last year because he didnt want to play 3rd. The same conditions apply this year. I doubt he wants to play 2nd or 3rd, even though he is $9 million richer than last January and the proud owner of a shiny new championship ring.

If Middlebrooks fails, Boegarts goes to 3rd and Drew to SS.
Otherwise, the Sox have both depth and trade bait in a crowded infield, IF there are no injuries

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December 20, 2013  08:40 PM ET
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I like him okay. I'm not quite sold on Middlebrooks yet.

Agree; '14 is a make or break for him.

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