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The Red Sox, making their preparations for next mont's Rule 5 Draft, added three of their best prospects -- Garin Cecchini, Bryce Brentz and Anthony Ranaudo -- to the 40-man roster on Wednesday.
The Arizona Fall League was once again chock full of exciting young talent, though the league was younger than it typically has been, as more players who have yet to play above Class A participated. That's reflected in the Top 20 AFL Prospects list, which includes four teenagers.
The Red Sox and free-agent outfielder Carlos Beltran are reportedly in the midst of "serious dialogue," according to the Boston Herald.
Free agent Corey Hart told a satellite radio audience on Tuesday that the Brewers, Rays, Red Sox and Rockies were among the clubs calling with interest, but said teams were waiting for him to get a clean bill of health before extending formal offers.
The Red Sox may bring back the catching tandem of David Ross and Jarrod Saltalamacchia next season, but there are others, including Brian McCann and A.J. Pierzynski, who could give the world champions a solid presence behind the plate if Saltalamacchia signs elsewhere.
What can fans expect from Will Middlebrooks next season? If Stephen Drew leaves, will Middlebrooks start at third and Xander Bogaerts at shortstop? Beat reporter Ian Browne addresses these questions and others in his latest Inbox.