Names on the board for the lefties include Pedro Feliciano and Brian Fuentes, while right-handers Jesse Crain, Grant Balfour, Matt Guerrier and Kerry Wood are also options.
However, the Red Sox are also interested in Matt Albers, although the righty would be used strictly as depth. That seems to indicate Boston is talking to Albers about a minor-league deal.
Albers was non-tendered by the Orioles after three seasons in uniform, coming over from Houston in the Miguel Tejada deal. Albers had a 4.52 ERA in 75 2/3 innings, whiffing 49 and walking 34. He has electric stuff but has been unable to harness it. He could develop into a solid reliever if he can find the right coach to work out his control issues.
UPDATE : Peter Gammons on NESN says the deal is done, per the Globe .
-- Evan Brunell