The departure of Edgar Renteria has left a hole smack dab in the middle of the infield. We dont expect Alex Cora to get the job, which means the Sox will need to go elsewhere to find a shortstop. Miguel Tejadas name was floated as a trade possibility (in exchange for Manny), but it now appears more likely the Sox will sign a free agent. Alex Gonzalez appears to be the leading candidate.
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