With Jacoby Ellsbury out the door are the Red Sox targeting Chris Young

Scott Levesque (@scottlevesque)
Online Content Editor

According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com and Baseball America the Red Sox have tapped free agent outfielder Chris Young as a possible replacement for Jacoby Ellsbury.

Of course all this depends upon Ellsbury desire to either stay in Boston or feast upon the riches he'll surely receive from some out-of-contention team in, let's say, the Pacific Northwest.

Easy, I kid. I kid.

In all seriousness, the Red Sox are actively seeking suitable replacements for Ellsbury which tells me things are not going well in contract negotiations. Is it finally time to admit that the Big E will be gone by spring training?

I think it might be...
* In 2013 Chris Young had a .200 BA with 12 HR, 40 RBI, 10 SB, .280 OBP, .379 SLG and a .659 OPS in 107 games played.