BoSox close in on Wells trade; Padres likely buyer
The Red Sox moved steadily toward the completion of a trade of veteran left-hander David Wells, identifying Triple-A catcher George Kottaras as the player they want if they complete a deal with the Padres.
Boston has continued to talk to the Dodgers and Cardinals and perhaps the Reds, but it appears that San Diego is the front-runner to get Wells.
"I don't think there's any doubt now that he's going to be traded," said one source familiar with the conversations.
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