Found the following from a Boston Herald article:
After nabbing an ace, a third baseman and a set-up man from the Florida Marlins, the Red Sox are hardly done searching for what special adviser Bill Lajoie likes to call “reinforcements.”
“Second base, we have one player who has been a regular in Alex Cora, but he may be better suited as a utility player, we’ll have to see. And then there’s a first baseman who’s a left-handed hitter and probably a right-handed hitter for the outfield,” said Lajoie yesterday, before special assistant Craig Shipley added that the team also needs to get “deeper in the bullpen.”
For the second baseman’s job, there appears to be somewhat less of an internal push to have prospect Dustin Pedroia fill the position, at least immediately. Tony Graffanino is a free agent who wants a multi-year deal to return to the club, so that is not believed to be a good fit right now for the Red Sox.
At first base, Milwaukee’s Lyle Overbay and Texas’ Adrian Gonzalez have been mentioned as trade possibilities, and so have Cincinnati’s Sean Casey, the Los Angeles Angels’ Darin Erstad and Arizona’s Chad Tracy. Travis Lee is also available on the free agent market.
If Boston has some interest in Casey, I’ve read where Clement and/or Arroyo may be available. I’d also take Youkalis and Lester for Casey.
Sure would be nice to deal Casey and his salary, rather that one of the young cheaper OFs.
Dare to dream!