The Boston Red Sox had held internal discussions about standing pat at catcher and having Ryan Lavarnway splitting time with David Ross.

The Red Sox have shown only tepid interest in re-signing Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

“We have interest in a small handful of free agents, we’ve talked to teams about trades, and we also think we’re in a pretty strong position long-term with the young catchers we have in the organization,” general manger Ben Cherington said. “So, we’re in a position to be a little choosy, a little selective. If we could do something there, we’d love to.”