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Red Sox GM Ben Cherington, manager John Farrell met with Josh Hamilton at the Winter Meetings

Dec 5, 2012, 7:53 PM EDT

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Rob Bradford of has the scoop:

According to multiple baseball sources, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington and manager John Farrell met with free agent outfielder Josh Hamilton at the winter meetings Wednesday.

Bradford probably has that timeline wrong, as Hamilton tweeted a picture from the Nashville airport on Tuesday night with accompanying text that read “heading home.”

So we’ll just go ahead and assume the meeting happened sometime Tuesday.

Hamilton has also been in touch recently with the Mariners, Orioles, Phillies and Brewers. The Rangers are keeping tabs on the negotiations but are currently focused on free agent right-hander Zack Greinke.

Hamilton, 31, batted .285/.354/.577 with 43 home runs and 128 RBI this past season for Texas.


UPDATE, 7:55 PM: MLB Network’s Peter Gammons says the meeting happened off-site on Monday.

  1. historiophiliac - Dec 5, 2012 at 8:09 PM

    That picture is just all kinds of disturbing.

    • dizoakiusmaximus - Dec 5, 2012 at 8:20 PM

      “Hey beautiful, let me clear off a place for you to sit down.”

  2. bmoreballers - Dec 5, 2012 at 8:41 PM

    I mustache you a question, but Ill shave it for later…

  3. titknocker - Dec 5, 2012 at 8:48 PM

    “Please come to Boston…….♩ ♪ ♫ ♬”

  4. larrytsg - Dec 5, 2012 at 9:12 PM

    Please DON’T come to Boston….. unless we sign him to a short term contract with incentives or a “get out of contract” clause for problems related to his substance abuse. I really respect his awesome talents, but it comes with a lot of baggage……

  5. Gordon - Dec 5, 2012 at 9:31 PM

    Looks like he’s practicing for the mons venus.

  6. hgfrombc2 - Dec 6, 2012 at 7:00 AM

    A-rod’s got nothing on this dude when it comes to attracting girls in the stands.

  7. riverace19 - Dec 6, 2012 at 8:47 AM

    Is that V for vagina?

  8. teaspoon1731 - Dec 6, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    I forever hope that Hamilton does not come to Boston. It has absolutely nothing to do with his skill, or the money it would take. I merely think that being in Boston would actually kill Hamilton. Between his history and the awesome Boston media, nothing good would come to Hamilton with the Red Sox.

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