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Checking Epstein's to-do list

Left field, third base, pitching needs still must be addressed

Updated: December 14, 2009, 7:09 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

Here's a check on the status of Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein's offseason to-do list at the conclusion of the winter meetings:

1. Get a shortstop STATUS: Done The Red Sox signed free agent Marco Scutaro, a high-energy on-base type who is 34 and could well have slippage from his 2009 career season with the Blue Jays, but will provide more offense and better defensive stability than the Gang of Four that manned the position last season.

2. Sign a left fielder STATUS: ...

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