Ben Cherington and company are doing extensive research on free agent catcher/first baseman Mike Napoli. They’ve already added a backup catcher in David Ross, and should they land Napoli there will be a big logjam behind the plate between Ross, Napoli, Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Ryan Lavarnway.
Given the signing of Ross, high hopes for Lavarnway, and potential addition of Napoli (who could also be their first baseman and emergency catcher), Heyman thinks Saltalamacchia would be the odd-man out.
“They’ve talked to Napoli, Russell Martin; they’ve talked to a lot "
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CBS Sports' MLB Insider Jon Heyman joined 98.5 The Sports Hub's Gresh & Zolak on Tuesday, and said Boston should have plenty of optionsRead more