Bobby Abreu draws Red Sox interest

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

The veteran outfielder worked out at first base for Boston in Venzezuela, according to reports.

Needing a way to bolster their lineup, the Boston Red Sox have reportedly worked out veteran outfielder/designated hitter Bobby Abreu in Venezuela, according to Boston's WEEI.

According to a WEEI source, the 38-year-old left-handed hitter was put through a workout that featured him doing drills at first base, a position he's never played in the big leagues.

Last season, Abreu played in 92 games for the Los Angeles Dodgers hitting for a .246 batting average, a .704 OPS, three home runs, 24 RBI and scored 29 runs.

In his time in the American League with the Anaheim Angels and New York Yankees, Abreu mainly served as a designated hitter and outfielder.

According to WEEI, the Red Sox have been exploring options for a backup at first base. Abreu could be a solid pick up if the money is right. Abreu has made $9 million a year for the last three seasons.

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