With day three drawing to a close at the MLB Winter Meetings, the targets of the Red Sox are becoming clearer and apparently at the top of that list is free agent Magglio Ordonez. According to CBS Sports' Danny Knobler, Boston is "focusing" on the 36-year old, with the possibility of them offering him a two-year deal.
The Tigers are also interested in keeping Ordonez, and the interest in the free agent is significant enough that it appears he could get a multi-year contract. Agent Scott Boras has suggested to some teams that Ordonez could get $18 million for two years, according to sources. It's believed that the Tigers would much prefer to sign Ordonez to a one-year deal.
The addition of Ordonez would likely end the Red Sox' pursuit of outfielder Carl Crawford.
However, reports indicate that the Red Sox were not in attendance at Ordonez's workout on Wednesday.
While Ordonez' agent Scott Boras said that the goal of the workout - set up by head of the Boras Corporation's fitness division, Steve Odgers - was to show that the outfielder was in good health after experiencing an ankle injury in 2010, and that the Tigers were going to be attending the event, the workout wasn't on the Red Sox' radar. It is, however, believed that the Red Sox do have some interest in the 36-year-old Ordonez.