No big surprise that Hall couldn't cut it as an everyday player with Houston cutting ties, eating his entire salary as well as the $250K '12 buyout. Could the Astros bad signing be the Sox gain? I would consider bringing back Hall in the same role he performed well in last year, as the last man off the bench. He brings flexibility and a right handed bat, two things that the current roster lacks. McDonald was only getting sporadic AB's when healthy. The bench would start with Tek, Hall and Cameron. Short term, Scutaro gets the final spot. However, if you can get good value for him, you broker a trade and replace him with Navarro or Sutton. Carrying Hall, giving him one start a week against a lefty makes a lot more sense to me than keeping McDonald as a 5th outfielder.