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Report: Red Sox interested in veteran utility man

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The Boston Red Sox have been linked to a number of free agents this offseason. Yet another was added to the list on Friday.

According to Chris Cotillo of, the Red Sox are "in on" veteran utility man Marwin Gonzalez.

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Gonzalez spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Houston Astros including 2016 and 2017, when Red Sox manager Alex Cora served as Houston's bench coach. The 31-year-old signed a two-year contract with the Minnesota Twins in 2019.

Over the course of his nine-year career, Gonzalez has played every position except catcher and pitcher. While he'd likely spend most of his time at second base in Boston, he can be used in a Brock Holt-like role with his versatility.

Gonzalez hit .211 with five home runs, 22 RBI and a .606 OPS in 2020. His most productive season came in 2017, when he hit .303 with 23 homers, 90 RBI and a .907 OPS.