Logan Morrison rumors: Red Sox could trade for Miami first baseman

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The Red Sox might get involved in trade talks for Logan Morrison. But it's another team's interest in the first baseman that likely means more to Boston.

The Red Sox could get involved in the trade market for Miami first baseman Logan Morrison, according to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, citing a major league source.

Morrison certainly doesn't inspire any excitement. A 26-year-old veteran of four seasons, Morrison holds a career wRC+ of 108 which has done little to offset poor defensive performances in left and at first. That career figure is bolstered by production from his first two years as well, with 2012 and 2013 having proved less kind to Morrison, making it even harder to imagine him as a significant contributor for a team like the Red Sox.

The good news, then, is that the source in question only named the Red Sox as potential suitors. The real upside for Boston here might be where else Morrison could end up:

The Milwaukee Brewers are among the teams who are expected to pursue Morrison in trade talks, and the Colorado Rockies, Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays could also jump in to fill their first base needs, according to the source.

Beyond Mike Napoli, one of the most interesting names the Red Sox have been connected to at first base is Corey Hart. So far, the Brewers have seemed the most serious competition for Hart's services, meaning that a potential move to Milwaukee for Morrison might leave the door open for Boston to snatch up Hart. Looking at the other teams in that list, it doesn't seem like there would be anyone who could really challenge the Red Sox in terms of dollars on a one-year offer.

Morrison himself can stay far away, but he might just help the Red Sox all the same.

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