Red Sox showing interest in free agent Matt Guerrier

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A major league source has informed Alex Speier of Boston-based WEEI.com that the Red Sox are showing interest in free agent reliever Matt Guerrier.

And why wouldn’t they?

Guerrier posted a 3.17 ERA and 1.10 WHIP over 71 innings this past season and a 2.36 ERA and 0.97 WHIP the year before.

He has a far better track record of success than setup man Jacquin Benoit, who inked a three-year, $16.5 million contract with the Tigers earlier this month.

Guerrier would have been a Type A free agent this winter, but the Twins declined to offer him arbitration.  In other words, he won’t cost the team that signs him a draft pick.  The righty earned $3.15 million in 2010 and will be looking for a raise in the form of a contract much like Benoit’s.

A.J. Ramos to undergo season-ending surgery for torn labrum

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Mets reliever A.J. Ramos has a torn labrum and will undergo season-ending surgery on Wednesday, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.

Ramos, 31, has been out of action since late May. In his last two appearances, in Milwaukee against the Brewers, he walked both batters he faced in the 10th inning, then gave up three runs and recorded only two outs the next day. On the season, he owns a disappointing 6.41 ERA with a 22/15 K/BB ratio in 19 2/3 innings. The shoulder issue explains his struggles.

The Mets acquired Ramos from the Marlins ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline last July. Ramos will be eligible for free agency once the season concludes.