Red Sox not expected to meet with any players at GM meetings

Rob Bradford
November 09, 2014 - 2:05 pm

PHOENIX -- According to a major league source, the Red Sox are not expecting to meet with any players during the general managers meetings this week. There had been reports suggesting that the Sox might be not only meeting with Pablo Sandoval's agent, Gustavo Vasquez, but also the free agent third baseman, himself. The Red Sox contingent -- headed up by general manager Ben Cherington -- is only scheduled to hold discussions with agents and teams during the three-day event at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel. It would not be surprising if the Red Sox don't conduct any get-togethers with players during the front office's time in Arizona, with such get-togethers usually reserved for the winter meetings. (Even those such meetings aren't common, with the Red Sox last conducting one with then-free agent Josh Hamilton following the 2012 season.) The 28 year old Sandoval typically spends his offseason working out in his native Venezuela.