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Josh Reddick Could Be Viewed As Valuable Trade Chip Come July

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According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, Red Sox minor league outfielder Josh Reddick is drawing significant trade interest from other teams around the league. 

While Reddick has never really been anything special in the majors, he is on a tear down on the farm.  With the Pawtucket Red Sox, Reddick has hit .250/.341/.574 with nine homers and 21 RBIs. 

Here's more from Cafardo:

The Red Sox would have willing trade partners if they made him available to fill a need such as catching. Reddick, who entered yesterday’s game with 8 homers and 18 RBIs, could help a few teams, including the Nationals, who need a leadoff hitter/center fielder. "I know he tends to be streaky,’’ said a scout, "but he’s an intriguing player because he shows some power and has some speed. I know he probably feels he’s a little bit stuck in the Boston system with the talent they have up at the majors, but he’s a major league player and he’d be playing for a lot of teams in the big leagues right now."

Even though Reddick has played primarily centerfield, he has the versatility to handle all three outfield positions.  The Red Sox would most likely be looking for catching depth in return for Reddick.

One match that Cafardo that mentions that catches my eye is the Washington Nationals.  They have expressed interest in adding a young, major league ready center fielder to their squad and have a catcher that would be viewed as a upgrade to the Red Sox in Ivan Rodriguez.

Certainly a good match and something to maybe keep an eye on come late July.