Hall, who rehabilitated his value as a utility player for the Red Sox and rediscovered his power stroke, would make sense for a lot of teams who could play him all over the diamond and get him enough at-bats to appease his desire to play full time.
The Rockies are one team known to be interested in Hall, having called about his services as Troy Renck of the Denver Post notes. The Yankees have also been linked to the utility infielder, while its unknown if Boston is interested in bringing Hall back.
One drawback to having Hall on the team is that he really should get first priority off the bench to play. While that has immense value, it can also get in the way of other bench players who are more restricted in position but may bring other commodities to the table. In addition, if a team is full up on quality position players, it can be hard for the club to allocate playing time.
Take the Red Sox for example. They found enough playing time for Hall in 2010 that enabled him to walk to the plate 382 times, but a lot of those times was due to the injuries of Mike Cameron, Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia and Kevin Youkilis.
The market for top bench players should crystallize over the next week or two once the first several mid-tier players start coming off the board. With Juan Uribe's signing in L.A., the first domino may have fallen.
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