Free Agent Friday: Red Sox options at third base

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Aug 29, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks (16) works out prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

As the offseason approaches, we here at BoSox Injection have taken it upon ourselves to speculate on a few of the major free agents that the Red Sox could pursue this winter. Between the recent mediocrity of Will Middlebrooks and the relative inexperience of Brock Holt and Garin Cecchini, third base is certainly the biggest area of need in the Red Sox lineup and GM Ben Cherington could and should seek to plug that hole through free agency or the trade market. So today, on this inaugural “Free Agent Friday,” we’ll count down the five best third base options in free agency for Cherington and the Red Sox.