Sox still shopping for a catcher

December, 9, 2010
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Even as the Red Sox insist publicly that they are comfortable with going into next season with Jason Varitek and Jarrod Saltalamacchia as their catching tandem, they are looking for another veteran catcher to add to the mix, a club source confirmed Wednesday.

The Sox would like Russell Martin if they can buy relatively low. The former Dodger catcher was nontendered last week by L.A. after the Dodgers refused to meet his demand for a guaranteed $5 million deal. Since then, the Sox have been in talks with Martin's agent, Matt Colleran. No word as of late Wednesday night how close the sides were to a deal.

Miguel Olivo is another possible target, although there were reports that the Seattel Mariners had a made a two-year offer for him. Olivo, 32, is a nine-year veteran who last season played for the Colorado Rockies.

Gordon Edes

Red Sox reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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