Beltran to Sox? Not likely, but ...

Could the Red Sox acquire Carlos Beltran from the Mets? After all, he has gimpy knees and is owed $18.5 million.

Apparently, Boston is at least talking internally about it.

A person with knowledge of the Red Sox's plan tells ESPNNewYork.com the club has "to explore all options and he could theoretically be an option. No potential deal at all -- just looking for outfield help and discussing all kinds of options."