Baseball: Red Sox rev up with Victorino; Nats, Haren close
BY Staff and Wire Reports
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
12/05/12 at 3:20 AM
The Boston Red Sox kept the cash freely flowing, this time revving their lineup with Shane Victorino, while the well-armed Washington Nationals neared a deal with Dan Haren at baseball's winter meetings Tuesday.
No trades yet - Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets is still the prime target, with Boston in the mix for him, too.
Josh Hamilton remains the top free agent amid speculation the slugger will re-sign with Texas. Ace pitcher Zack Greinke also is available, with the Los Angeles Dodgers very interested.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he's been involved in the pursuit of one free agent. He didn't disclose who it was.