NEW YORK – Outfielder Kevin Millar, who reached agreement on a two-year, $6 million deal with the Chunichi Dragons earlier this month, is hoping the Boston Red Sox will be able to acquire his contract, the Boston Globe reported Saturday.
“There’s no doubt about it, I would love to play in Boston. Hopefully, this can all work out without hurting any people or relationships,” Millar was quoted as saying 10 days before his scheduled departure for Japan.
“I feel terrible because you always want to stick to your agreements,” he said.
“But then this came up and I told (Chunichi) that the Red Sox were one of the teams in the United States I always wanted to play for. It would be a dream to play in Fenway Park on Opening Day.
“It took three weeks for me to sign with (Chunichi) . . . I don’t know if they can get out of the deal in just one day,” he said.
On Friday, Chunichi president Junnosuke Nishikawa said the Nagoya club had turned down a Red Sox bid for the rights to the former Florida Marlins outfielder with compensation proposals.