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Thirsting for a first baseman

Area of great need for Red Sox doesn't present many desirable options

Updated: November 12, 2012, 1:08 PM ET
By Jeremy Lundblad | ESPNBoston.com

Think of any desirable first baseman. He's probably locked up for the foreseeable future.

Adrian Gonzalez, Mark Teixeira, Joey Votto, Prince Fielder, Albert Pujols, Edwin Encarnacion and Ryan Howard all are signed through at least 2016.

No one from the younger generation (Ike Davis, Eric Hosmer, Freddie Freeman, Anthony Rizzo, Yonder Alonso, Paul Goldschmidt) will become a free agent for at least four more years.

That leaves, well, not much.

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