Monday, October 17, 2011

Vitters May Be On Sox Radar

Sources indicate that the Red Sox may now be focusing on Cubs' third base prospect Josh Vitters (22 years old). Vitters is currently toiling in the Arizona Fall League and is doing well in the early going. He would make sense for the Red Sox, who may need to move Kevin Youkilis to DH in the wake of a Papi departure. Or, if Youkilis is dealt for starting pitching, Vitters could compete with Mike Aviles, Will Middlebrooks and Jed Lowrie for the starting third base job in 2012. Of course, if the Cubs believe incumbent third-baseman Aramis Ramirez will leave Chicago via free agency, this whole scenario falls apart.