Red Sox Rumors: Boston Eyeing Pirates’ Garrett Jones?

With the Boston Red Sox in the market for a left-handed option at first base and in the outfield, Tom Singer of MLB.com wonders if the club would be interested in Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Garrett Jones.



Jones put together a solid 2012 campaign for the Pirates, hitting .274/.317/.516 with 28 doubles, three triples and 27 home runs over 475 at-bats for the club. The 31-year-old owns a career line of .259/.321/.466 over five seasons at the major league level.

Perhaps more importantly for the Red Sox, Jones has a career split of .279/.348/.504 against right-handed pitchers. Boston is said to be seeking a potential left-handed bat that can play first base and the corner outfield positions to help spell Mike Napoli and Jonny Gomes. Both Napoli and Gomes have superior numbers versus left-handers.

Singer adds that if the Pirates were to begin discussions with Boston regarding Jones, they could target shortstop prospect Jose Iglesias. This would likely only be a starting point in discussions.


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6 Responses to Red Sox Rumors: Boston Eyeing Pirates’ Garrett Jones?

  1. Love to have Jones but I dont see it happening. I do see a possible trade with Seattle at some point during Spring Training.

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    1. Who do you think they will go after I they trade with Seattle?

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  2. I don't see Inglesias as enough to get jones. I say trade Jacoby(DL-IR)Ellsbury and a minor leaguer(Not our top three)to get Jones. I like Inglesias and Drew is skeptical to me. We'll have to see, but Inglesias is a great back-up if Drew doesn't pan out. We have some great prospects and we "WILL" be back with our flourishing farm system.

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  3. I am fenway9 if you wish to reply!! Boston,"all sports fan", since 1954. LOVE THAT TOWN!!!!!!!!! Not a great computer person, but what profile do I hit to get fenway9 instead of Anonymous?? Help!! I am 66-and getting tickets to go to Tampa to see the Red Sox.

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    1. You should be able to pick your google account from the drop down below the comment box.

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  4. Mike Carp from M's to Sox
    Jose Iglesias from Sox to Bucs
    Michael McKenry from Bucs to M's

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