With their agreement with free agent Mike Napoli still in
limbo, the Boston Red Sox continue to look into alternative first base options,
including free agents Nick Johnson and Casey Kotchman and Seattle Mariners’
Justin Smoak, according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe.
They will add Napoli and probably one more hitter who can play first base and the outfield. That’s why they worked out Bobby Abreu and have explored guys like Nick Johnson and Casey Kotchman.