Report: Red Sox Among Teams Talking With Jason Bay

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BOSTON (CBS) – With gaping holes in the outfield, the Boston Red Sox seem to be exploring any option out there.

Emphasis on “any option out there.”

According to a Tweet by ESPN’s Buster Olney, the Red Sox are among teams that have been in contact with free agent Jason Bay.

The 34-year-old Bay signed a four-year, $66 million contract with the Mets in 2010, but was bought out by New York after batting just .170 over 70 games last season.

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Olney stated Bay was looking for some familiarity in his next job, so Boston would make some sense for him. In his season and a half with the Red Sox , Bay hit 45 home runs with 156 RBI over 200 games and made the All-Star team in 2009. He also enjoyed some success in his only two postseason appearances…

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