Friday, January 11, 2013

REPORT: Dick Gernert May Be Sox Option At First

Dick Gernert
A completely unreliable source has reported to Boston Dust Mites that 84-year old former Red Sox first baseman Dick Gernert may be in the mix for a 2013 job. Gernert played eight years for Boston (1952-1959), clouting 101 home runs over that span. In today's metrics, he also compiled a not-too-shabby .788 OPS for the Carmine Hose. His defense, however, was  pretty shabby—but frankly might be superior to their only other current option, 28-year old Mauro Gomez (unless an accommodation is reached with Mike Napoli). In a related story, Bill Buckner has reportedly already refused an invite to Spring Training.

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