That place is as a really expensive fourth outfielder and injury insurance policy. He'll make $7.25 million in 2011 at age 38.
"Cam was really excited and the ultimate class guy and ultimate teammate," Epstein said. "He said, 'Whatever, whatever you guys need me to do to fit in this team, I'll do.' "
Boston's starting outfield -- Crawford, Jacoby Ellsbury and J.D. Drew -- is entirely left-handed, and Cameron is right-handed, which should get him some opportunities against lefties. He's also versatile enough to play all three outfield positions, which makes him valuable as a replacement in case of injuries to the starters.
Epstein said he's not interested in trading Cameron, but you have to think if somebody called offering to take that salary off his hands, he'd listen.
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