The Red Sox are listening to offers on shortstop Marco Scutaro, FoxSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reports .
Several teams are interested in Scutaro, while the Red Sox would let Jed Lowrie take over at short if the Red Sox traded him.
The Red Sox are looking for middle relief, and Rosenthal notes the Cardinals, Padres, Reds and Pirates as a match with a need at shortstop and bullpen depth.
While there aren't many free agent shortstops on the market, the Rays are also looking to trade arbitration-eligible Jason Bartlett in favor of Reid Brignac. Bartlett made $4 million in 2010 and will be a free agent following the 2011 season.
Scutaro was somewhat of a disappointment for the Red Sox this season, hitting .275/.333/.388, down from his breakout season in Toronto in 2009, when he hit .282/.379/.409 in his only season of his career with an OPS+ better than 100 (average).
The 35-year old shortstop is due $5 million next season and has a $6 million team option for 2012 or a $3 million player option and a $1.5 million buyout.
Lowrie is younger and hit .287/.381/.526 in 197 plate appearances in 2010, playing both shortstop and second.
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