Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe confirms that the Red Sox are unlikely to pursue free agent Bobby Abreu.
The Red Sox were among the teams that watched Abreu workout in his native Venezuela last month, but Cafardo expects them to look elsewhere for a left-handed outfielder to split time with Jonny Gomes. After batting just .242/.350/.342 in 257 plate appearances between the Dodgers and Angels this past season, Abreu has struggled to attract interest on the open market. It's fair to wonder if any team is willing to take a chance on him at this point. The Miami Herald reported earlier in the week that Abreu "would love" to play for the Marlins.