Red Sox interviewing Fletcher for hitting coach

A few Red Sox notes:

• The Sox are interviewing Scott Fletcher for their hitting coach job today. He is the assistant hitting coach in Atlanta. Fletcher, 54, played in the majors from 1981-95 with six teams. He was with the Sox from 1993-94.

Joe McDonald of ESPN Boston had that news first.

• Ben Cherington was on WEEI this morning and spoke for 22 minutes without revealing much. Good GMs have that skill.

Cherington said the Red Sox would spend money this winter.

“I know that we’ll have a very strong payroll, a large payroll. I know that we’re going to add to it this winter. I’m confident in saying that we’ll be amongst the larger payrolls in the game,” he said. “Exactly where it ends up, exactly what rank we are, I don’t know that yet.”

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• John Farrell will be honored tonight at the 31st annual Boston Dinner Gala held by the American Ireland Fund. The event is expected to raise nearly $2.5 million for nonprofit organizations across the island of Ireland and around the world.