Williams took a knee throughout Figgins’ brief time on the free-agent market, unable to do anything except wish him well after he agreed to a four-year, $36 million deal with the Mariners.
“I don’t have any money,” said Williams, who projects the Sox’s payroll to wind up near $100 million. “I would have loved to (add him), but it didn’t work.”
it’s not due to the Rios claim says Kenny:
“We wanted that player,” Williams said. “We don’t look at (the situation) as a hindrance. We look at him as an answer to one problem we’ve had for a long time. This guy is a career .280 hitter with power speed, with speed, with defense. We’re happy to have him.”
Gonzales says the Sox have about $20 million to spend.