Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Is Ordonez on Boston's radar?
By Joe McDonald
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Would the Red Sox, in search of a righthanded bat, consider adding outfielder Magglio Ordonez?
The 36-year-old was limited to 84 games last season with a fractured ankle, but his agent, Scott Boras, is convinced his client is 100 percent healthy. Ordonez held an independent workout for organizations today to showcase his abilities and prove he’s healthy and Boras recently sent interested teams his medical reports.
“Magglio is a guy who’s got a lot of interest from a lot of teams now that Jayson [Werth] has signed,” Boras said. “He’s a middle-of-the-lineup guy. He’s had a great batting average and a productive guy. He’s a veteran player and a winner. There’s a lot of things to Magglio Ordonez where he fits a broad base of teams.”
In 14 seasons in the majors, Ordonez has a career .312 average with 289 homers and 1,204 RBIs.
Boras explained that after Werth signed with the Nationals, many of the teams that were interested in him became interested in Ordonez.
Prior to Werth signing with Washington, Red Sox GM Theo Epstein and manager Terry Francona met with him in Chicago.