Carlos Beltran Deal Could Make Sense for Red Sox, Would Help Balance Lineup

The first day of the MLB winter meetings resulted in the Red Sox signing a left-handed slugger, while the second day sparked rumors of a powerful switch-hitter potentially heading their way.

The Red Sox are reportedly in talks with the New York Mets regarding a trade for Carlos Beltran, a move that would make sense for the Red Sox' roster, according to NESN insider Peter Gammons.

"A one-year deal for Beltran's bat, it does make sense," Gammons said on Red Sox Hot Stove Live. "He's a very good player, very good outfielder, you could play him in left field or DH him a little bit. So you only play him 130 games; that's a lot of thunder in the lineup."

Gammons also reported that the Red Sox would not be giving up Daisuke Matsuzaka in the trade for Beltran, but minor league prospects would be a more likely route if the trade were to go through.

To hear more about the Beltran trade possibilities, check out the video above from Red Sox Hot Stove Live.

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