Fox sports is reporting that the teams with the most interest in Jayson Werth are the Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers. Per the Fox report, most people in baseball see the Red Sox as the favorite to land the former Phillie. However, Boston did not make Werth an offer when they met with him in Chicago on Wednesday.
It also states that Detroit, who is in the market for an outfield bat, are more confident in their ability to sign Werth than the top free agent OF Carl Crawford.
Other possible suitors include the Texas Rangers, who may jump into the race for Werth if they miss out on Cliff Lee. The Yankees could also pursue Werth once Lee makes his decision. This might motivate Werth’s agent Scott Boras to keep his client on the market until Lee makes his decision.
The only other team that appears to be a possibility for Werth is the Los Angeles Angels, who are looking to upgrade their outfield but are more focused on Carl Crawford right now. If Crawford were to sign elsewhere, they could become players for Werth.