Xander Bogaerts is a long-term answer at short

Xander Bogaerts looked much more comfortable in the field last season, and he hit .320.

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One positive development in a dismal 2015 Red Sox season was the emergence of Bogaerts, in the field and on offense.

Chris Young batted .252 with 14 home runs and 42 RBIs for the Yankees this past season.

Red Sox acquire free agent outfielder Chris Young

The former Yankee and Diamondback can provide righthanded power as a platoon player.

Chris Young hit homers in roughly one out of every 26 plate appearances against lefties in his career, a home run rate that ranks ahead of every current Red Sox except for David Ortiz.

Alex Speier

Chris Young gives Red Sox flexibility

Young’s ideal role is as a fourth outfielder who would be a weapon against lefthanded pitchers.

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann throws to a Colorado Rockies batter during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Alex Speier

Red Sox still looking out for a No. 1 starter

The Red Sox do not appear interested in lowering their quality standards in pursuit of a slightly more economical deal.


// Will the Red Sox meet the asking Price for David?

Many believe Boston could be the frontrunner to land the prize of the free agent market, who might command a $210 million deal.

Boston, MA - 05/30/14 (1st inning) Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price (14) pitching in the first inning. The Boston Red Sox host the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 of a three game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 31Red Sox-Rays, LOID: 7.3.3309107321.

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Peter Abraham | Beat writer’s notebook

David Price would be right move for Red Sox

David Price will be expensive, but Dave Dombrowksi knows the Red Sox need a No. 1 pitcher.

Sports Log

// Jordan Zimmermann, Tigers strike deal

The free-agent righthander reached an agreement on a five-year, $110 million contract — pending completion of a physical exam.

// A night on the street teaches Yankees GM life lessons

Brian Cashman and other New York City executives slept on the street to raise money and awareness for homeless children.

// Red Sox interest in David Price makes sense

Dave Dombrowski traded for Price only 16 months ago, when the Red Sox baseball chief was with the Tigers.

Red Sox notebook

// Hanley Ramirez wants to play winter ball, but Red Sox undecided

Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said nothing has been decided yet.