Nick Cafardo in today's Globe:
Does Alex Ochoa fit the mold? I'm not so confident in that but Ochoa could serve valuable if there are injuries in the outfield. Still, though, if Jacoby Ellsbury starts the year at Pawtucket and the injurys aren't too early in the season, Ellsbury would be the likely call up.
So who would the Sox grab? Looks like our favorite Dirt Dog Trot Nixon isn't in the equation, unfortunately. I think he'd be valuable off the bench against right-handed pitchers. He's a career .292 hitter against righties.
Preston Wilson would be a nice power bat off the bench, but we already have one of those named Wily. Wilson would be valuable against lefties if he started on the bench.
Other than that, who's available? I don't think the Sox will sign anyone because they may be satisfied with Ochoa. Ochoa was a strong player in Japan, batting .283/.350/.445 in four seasons.