Cameron is far superior than Ellsbury in Centerfield. Ellsbury would certainly be playing left field. He would probably platoon with Hermida. I'm not a fan of Cameron but hopefully he still has some pop in his bat.
The Red Sox also reached a tentative agreement on a two-year contract with Cameron, according to a person familiar with those negotiations. That deal is subject to a physical, the person said on condition of anonymity because the agreement was not yet final.
The moves seem to indicate Boston has abandoned an attempt to re-sign slugging outfielder Jason Bay.
The deal which will become official after Cameron passes a physical, will be worth in the range of $15.5 million.
Cameron would be an everyday player for the Red Sox, one source said; none of the deals he was discussing with clubs involved a platoon.
It is not known whether he would play center of left field. Jacoby Ellsbury is currently the Red Sox's center fielder, but the Sox have told other clubs that they were considering moving him to left field.