NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Josh Hamilton hasn't yet found a home and one of his potential destinations likely was taken out of play.
Meantime, the baseball world waits on Hamilton, whose market remained mysterious beyond the incumbent Texas Rangers. The Rangers have maintained contact with their former outfielder and Hamilton was spotted in the hotel lobby earlier in the meetings.
The Red Sox opted for Victorino, who is slotted in right field. In a rebuild-type offseason, the Red Sox have signed Jonny Gomes for left, catcher David Ross, first baseman/catcher Mike Napoli and re-signed designated-hitter David Ortiz.
Victorino, 32, had his worst major-league season in 2012, which he split between the Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers. His .255 batting average, .321 on-base percentage and .704 OPS were career-lows.
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