All these years later, the 2012 Boston Red Sox are still dysfunctional.
David Ortiz has reopened old wounds from that disastrous season, placing much of the blame for a 69-93 season on manager Bobby Valentine in Ortiz’s new autobiography, Papi: My Story.
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Morneau had early success as a DH with the White Sox last season but hit only one home run in his final 27 games with Chicago. He finished with a .731 OPS and six home runs in 218 plate appearances. Now 36 and well past his MVP days with the Twins, the left-handed slugger gets to hit against major league arms in a WBC group that includes the U.S., the Dominican Republic and Colombia.
Breslow is three seasons removed from a career year with the Red Sox (1.81 ERA in 61 games for a World Series champion) and he’s 36. But he’s left-handed, and he’s presumably healthy enough to pitch in the WBC. Those two reasons alone give him hope of securing at least a minor league contract if he looks halfway decent.
Morales, 31, missed almost all of last season with the Blue Jays because of an injury to his pitching shoulder. He was a big part of the World Series champion Royals’ bullpen in 2015 (3.18 ERA in 67 games), so he has a record of recent success if a team wants to take a chance on him.
Terry Bradshaw Limited Jersey Aviles, who will turn 36 on March 13, became a serviceable utility player late in his career, but his numbers have been in steady decline. Last year with the Tigers, he slashed .210/.258/.269 in 68 games. He can play the infield and outfield, though, and he could be a candidate for a minor league deal if he hits in the WBC.