Campana spent brief periods of time with the Diamondbacks and Angels this season and managed just 14 hits in 75 at-bats.Analysis:
"If you think there’s somebody better in right, be my guest," Victorino said. "Obviously health will dictate that. But if I’m healthy if there’s a better outfielder in right field then show me and go out there and do it. I’m not saying that in a cocky or arrogant way. It’s just how confident I am to know I should be the starting right fielder. There are things to come into play and situations to be discussed.
"I plan on being healthy and out there and ready to go. Like I said, it’s my job. I don’t think there’s anybody can tell me differently. If they feel there is from an organization’s standpoint it is what it is. As I’ve said, whatever uniform it may be I’m going to go out there and give 100 percent and be the best I can be. Obviously I want it to be a Red Sox uniform and be a right fielder, but I can’t control decisions that are made from up top."
Victorino will swing a bat Monday for the first time since undergoing back surgery. "Everything feels great," he said. "There hasn't been any setbacks."Analysis:
He was in the minors for most of last season, hitting .332 with 25 homers for the Angels Triple-A affiliate.Analysis:
“We acquired him at the deadline in the [Jon] Lester trade because we felt that was the best deal at the time, we still feel that way. He’s in our plans for next year and his versatility and skill in the outfield and gives us the flexibility, could play any of the three positions," Cherington said. "We’ll just see what the rest of the offseason brings. We have a long way to go, and as we get to January, closer to spring training, we’ll know more about who’s here and how it all adds up.”
Cespedes hit .260 with 100 RBI last season between Oakland and Boston.Analysis:
Saunders has a .231 average, .384 slugging percentage and .685 OPS in 553 games over six seasons for the Mariners. He also has 51 home runs, 82 doubles and 182 RBI.Analysis:
Adduci hit .189 with one home run, four doubles and eight RBI in 61 games for the Rangers since 2013.Analysis:
The terms of the deal are a four-year contract worth $88 million, a source told FOX Sports. The deal includes a fifth-year vesting option valued at $22 million.
Ramirez is expected to play in left field with the Red Sox also agreeing to a contract with third baseman Pablo Sandoval and with Xander Bogaerts remaining at shortstop for Boston.Analysis:
The plan is for Castillo to play get close to 100 at-bats in Puerto Rico, while playing in right and center field.Analysis:
The 30-year-old Joyce hit .254/.349/.383 over 418 at-bats last year. Joyce has always been a superior hitter against righties, and has often been utilized in a platoon role.Analysis:
The 24-year-old Avery hit .275/.344/.413 over 447 at-bats at Triple-A. With the deal, Avery will receive an invite to major-league camp during spring training.Analysis: