The Red Sox are interested in free agent outfielder Carlos Beltran according to Sports Illustrated's John Heyman:
The Red Sox' interest should come as no surprise after a season which saw them bringing up the rear end of the pack in right field production. While Josh Reddick offered some small burst of excitement with his strong start in the mid-summer months, his prolonged slump in August and September made it unlikely that the Red Sox would be content to rely on him going forward.
Carlos Beltran is coming off a year that saw him return to his old All-Star form. Playing in 142 games--a significant number after managing only 145 in 2009 and 2010 combined--the outfielder hit .300/.385/.525 between his time with the Mets and the Giants. While the 34-year-old's knee is still a very real concern, the possibility of signing an impact talent such as he on just a 2-year commitment would be very tempting for any franchise.