Boston pulls up its Sox for Victorino

The Boston Red Sox kept the cash freely flowing, this time revving their lineup with Shane Victorino, while the well-armed Washington Nationals neared a deal with Dan Haren at baseballís winter meetings Tuesday in Nashville, Tenn. In the first swap of the week, Colorado got effective reliever Wilton Lopez and a player to be named from Houston for young right-handers Alex White and Alex Gillingham. Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets still is the prime trade target, with Boston in the mix for him, too. Josh Hamilton remains the top free agent amid speculation the slugger will re-sign with Texas. Enlarge photo

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The Boston Red Sox kept the cash freely flowing, this time revving their lineup with Shane Victorino, while the well-armed Washington Nationals neared a deal with Dan Haren at baseballís winter meetings Tuesday in Nashville, Tenn. In the first swap of the week, Colorado got effective reliever Wilton Lopez and a player to be named from Houston for young right-handers Alex White and Alex Gillingham. Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets still is the prime trade target, with Boston in the mix for him, too. Josh Hamilton remains the top free agent amid speculation the slugger will re-sign with Texas.

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