Ideally, the Sox hope to find a lefthanded hitter off the bench who could play first base and left field. Nava is working out at first base with that in mind. The idea was discussed with Sweeney, but will not be put into action.
“For now, we’re focused on him in the outfield,” Cherington said.
The Sox will spend a lot of time in spring training determining their options. Adding a player via trade is a possibility.
As for Gomes, he’ll be busy painting.
“I don’t want to guess if I’m playing,” he said. “I want to show them I should be playing every day.”