A middle infielder on the market looking for a home is former Dodgers shortstop/second baseman Juan Uribe. Uribe may be 35, but he showed last year that he can still handle being a full-time player, hitting .278 with 12 home runs and 50 RBIs. The two-time World Series champion is known for his defense and could be a one-year option for the Red Sox if they decide to move away from Stephen Drew.
Uribe commanded contracts of $8 million over the past two years, but shouldn’t be able to get much more than that on the free market. It is still more likely that the Red Sox would re-sign Drew, to whom they’ve made a qualifying offer, than take a chance on someone like Uribe.