Boston Red Sox Starting Right Fielder for 2012: Who Is in the Running?

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Boston Red Sox Starting Right Fielder for 2012: Who Is in the Running?
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WIth Josh Reddick heading to Oakland the starting Right Field job is even more open.

Well the whole, " what are the Sox going to do about their bullpen??" mess has been rectified. 

Red Sox fans were beginning to panic, after all there were less than two months until spring training and just over three months until opening day and the Red Sox had Mark Melancon as their potential closer??

New general manager Ben Cherington corrected that problem ( if it was in fact a problem) yesterday by acquiring Oakland A's closer Andrew Bailey in exchange for two low level minor league prospects and potential starting outfielder Josh Reddick.

The departure of Josh Reddick throws the already open-to-debate starting right field position into an even more nebulous place. To be clear the Red Sox now have several possible right fielders on their roster. None of them are slam dunks to be solid everyday players though. 

In addition there are still some possible free agents on the market who could enter the mix. Let's take a look at the options for Boston moving forward:

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