Report: Red Sox Targeting Brian Fuentes, Jesse Crain, Matt Guerrier for Bullpen


After adding offense and defense at the winter meetings, the Red Sox are targeting bullpen help.

According to’s Gordon Edes, the Red Sox are interested in a trio of former Twins: lefty Brian Fuentes and right-handers Jesse Crain and Matt Guerrier.

While Crain and Fuentes are Type B free agents, Guerrier is a Type A free agent. However, since the Twins didn’t offer arbitration, the Red Sox would not have to cough up a first-round pick if they sign him.

The 32-year-old Guerrier posted a 3.17 ERA in 74 games with Minnesota in 2010. He has a 3.38 career ERA in 393 appearances over seven seasons.

Crain, the youngest at 29, had a 3.01 ERA in 71 contests. He has a career 3.42 ERA in 376 games over seven seasons.

Fuentes, the oldest of the three at 35 years old, didn’t allow a run in his nine appearances out of the Twins’ bullpen, but in 39 contests with the Angels, the southpaw posted a 3.52 ERA. He also has pitched for the Mariners and Rockies and has a career 3.41 ERA in 551 games over 10 seasons.

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