One of the more intriguing names on the free-agent market following Wednesday's non-tender deadline is Eddie Rosario.
The former Minnesota Twins outfielder has been as consistent as they come at the plate over the last few seasons. During the shortened 2020 campaign, he posted a .792 OPS with 13 home runs in 57 games. In 2019, Rosario blasted 32 homers with 109 RBI and a .800 OPS. As our own John Tomase writes, the 29-year-old's bat could make him a potential fit in Boston.
The Red Sox apparently agree, as they have shown interest in Rosario according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network:
Rosario's defense leaves plenty to be desired, which could be problematic if he's asked to play in Fenway Park's tricky right field. Assuming Jackie Bradley Jr. signs elsewhere in free agency, going with an Alex Verdugo-Andrew Benintendi-Rosario outfield would be a major defensive downgrade.
It's worth noting Rosario has a solid relationship with Red Sox manager Alex Cora, who picked him for Team Puerto Rico at the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Sox catcher Christian Vazquez seems like he'd support the idea of Rosario coming to Boston as well.