AOL Fanhouse's Ed Price hears that teams believe the Red Sox will ink the lefty. Downs emerged as one of the best left-handed relievers in the game for the Blue Jays over the last several years. However, as a Type-A free agent, he would have cost Boston its first-round pick. That's chilled his market, but now that he would only cost a second-round selection, Boston figures to be more interested in Downs.
Helping matters is the Red Sox are hold the Tigers' first-rounder for signing Victor Martinez and will also obtain a pick for Adrian Beltre, giving the team two first-round picks and two supplemental first-round picks as well.
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