Report: Red Sox pursuing OF Werth

The Boston Red Sox have contacted Jayson Werth’s agent, Scott Boras, to make known their interest in the star free-agent outfielder, ESPN reported Monday citing sources.

According to the report, the Red Sox are also expected to go after the other highly sought free-agent, outfielder Carl Crawford, formerly of the Tampa Bay Rays.

Werth has blossomed in the past four seasons with the Phillies, but is not a favorite to return.

He batted .296 with 27 home runs and 85 RBIs last season and is coming off a four-year deal that paid him $7.5 million last season.