Another option for the Red Sox would be to slide Shane Victorino over to center field and sign right fielder Carlos Beltran. Beltran hit .296 with 24 home runs and 84 RBIs for the Cardinals in 2013, but has been one of the best hitters of all time in the postseason, hitting .333 in 51 games with 16 home runs and 40 RBIs.
Beltran played well in right field at Fenway Park during the World Series, making a difficult catch into the bullpen on what would have been a David Ortiz grand slam in Game 1, a catch that eluded Torii Hunter in the ALCS. The Cardinals have shown strong interest in re-signing him and have made a qualifying offer. It is more likely, however, that the Red Sox keep Victorino, fresh off a Gold Glove, in Fenway’s expansive right field.