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 Posted: Fri Nov 16th, 2012 10:01 pm
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The Red Sox confirmed that they have talked to Josh Hamilton, according to WEEI's Rob Bradford. A source told Bradford the club's interest in the 31-year-old outfielder was “overblown.”

There is plenty of speculation among those in the game that believe the Red Sox would be interested in Hamilton, as CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman explained on Thursday.

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington attempted to minimize the team's interest in Hamilton, saying they've reached out to every prominent free agent this offseason. He added that reaching out to Hamilton was “part of due diligence.” Now that the team has talked to most of the desirable players on the market, the front office will sort out which players are the best fits, according to Cherington. Cherington doesn't want to reveal his offseason plans, so downplaying the report could be a strategic move on his part.

The Brewers, Orioles and Braves could potentially get involved for Hamilton, according to Heyman. Bradford also added the Phillies and Mariners as teams that could be interested.

Hamilton hit .285/.354/.577 with 43 home runs for the Rangers last season. He's considered the best position player on the market this offseason.