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No Need To Ask Jason Bay: Jack Wilson Is Not for the Red Sox

Published by on June 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

With Nick Green and Julio Lugo fielding .934 and .940 respectively, and with neither hitting like Hanley Ramirez, it is no surprise that the Red Sox are scouring the league for a suitable upgrade at the shortstop position.

Jack Wilson is not the answer they're looking for—not by a long shot.

This year, Jack Wilson is hitting under .260, has a .280 OBP, and is fielding .969 through 43 games, which places him well outside of the league's top-10 fielding shortstops. All this, yet his salary sits at $7.4 million, which is almost as high as the combined salaries of Dustin Pedroia and Kevin Youkilis.

Despite this less-than-inspiring stat line, the swirling baseball rumor pool has floated Wilson's name as ...

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