Top ten free agents the Red Sox could pursue this offseason

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Chase Headley, 3B

Should the Red Sox look to supplement their lineup this offseason, and they certainly should, then third base is likely their weakest position from an offensive standpoint. Will Middlebrooks is still yet to prove himself as an MLB regular and Brock Holt has slowed down of late, slashing just .212/.271/.263 since the All-Star break, leaving definite room for improvement at the hot corner.

Chase Headley would not be a big-name addition at third base, but he could be a good buy-low candidate for the Red Sox that could really help the team on offense and defense. He is currently in the midst of the worst season of his career, slashing .234/.308/.359 overall, but he has been better in 20 games since being traded to the Yankees. In 83 plate appearances in New York, his line has improved to .250/.349/.375 along with his trademark excellent defense which could make Headley a valuable addition for 2015. He would be an unspectacular addition for the Red Sox but he’s a realistic candidate to come to Boston and produce on a cheap, short-term deal.