According to the Boston Herald and Graffanino, the Sox are shopping him around. With Loretta and Cora already taking the second baseman's spot, Tony is looking for a job where he can start. While the Sox have to look out for themselves in this trade, they did assure Tony they are looking out for spots where he can start.
Graffanino, who was the Sox’ primary second baseman after being acquired from the Kansas City Royals July 19, lost his job when the team acquired Mark Loretta from the San Diego Padres. Graffanino was exploring deals with other teams when the Red Sox surprised him by offering arbitration. The 33-year-old accepted (before reaching an agreement on a one-year, $2.05 million deal), but arrived at spring training behind Loretta and Alex Cora on the second base depth chart.