Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe is reporting that Rocco Baldelli met with the Red Sox last week.
According to major league sources, Baldelli, from Cumberland, R.I., met with the Red Sox at Fenway late last week to discuss his future and the effects of the mitochondrial disorder that limited him to 80 at-bats with the Rays last season.
We have previously heard Rocco’s name as a possibility for the Phillies. However, we suspect Rocco would prefer to sign with an AL club where he can DH. Rocco has stated that he believes he can play 100 games in 2009 if used as a DH.
This latest news of a meeting with the Red Sox has to be disconcerting to those hoping for Baldelli to resign with the Rays. While the Rays are notoriously tight-lipped about such matters, it has been a while since we heard any news of any ongoing negoatiations between Rocco and the ballclub.