FoxSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal told MLB Network that the Red Sox are not likely to trade C Jarrod Saltalamacchia, despite signing free-agent C-1B Mike Napoli earlier today.
According to Rosenthal, Napoli was signed to play first base (not catcher) and the Red Sox prefer top C prospect Ryan Lavarnway begin his season at Triple-A.
ESPN Boston reported earlier today that the Mets and Red Sox met to discuss R.A. Dickey, with the Mets requesting two of their top prospects.
Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com:
OK. So, it reads like the Red Sox took a meeting with the Mets, as is customary at these meeting, during which the hinted at, or wondered about SS prospect Xander Bogaerts and center fielder Jack Bradley, Jr., but probably not Saltalamacchia. The Red Sox had no interest in Dickey, so that’s where the conversation ended…