A source at the winter meetings said that the Red Sox are engaged in talks with not only free agent outfielder J.D. Martinez but also free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer. The intent is not to try to ensure signing one of the two elite hitters, said the source. The goal is to try to sign both of them. Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski neither confirmed nor denied the report. “No, would not comment on any free agents discussions,” replied Dombrowski in a text this morning. After three-plus days of little noteworthy news on the Red Sox' critical search for elite free agent offense, today's development certainly seemed to contrast with Dombrowski's comment here on Monday about a column in the Boston Herald that the Red Sox ought to sign both Hosmer and Martinez.
Source: Red Sox talks signal interest in signing both J.D. Martinez, Eric Hosmer
Boston Herald | Dec 14