Red Sox could turn to Reed, among others

Well, it sure didn't take the Yankees long to blow those Octavio Dotel signing reports out of the water …

You'll be hearing a lot in the next few days about Johnny Damon's decision to leave Boston for the Bronx, and how things might have been different if Theo Epstein were still in charge and the Larry Lucchino-led front office had the foresight to see this coming. For now, we'll let the Boston columnists and talk-radio folks handle that one and focus on the immediate on-field ramifications at Fenway.