The Boston Red Sox say they have been outbid for free agent first baseman Mark Teixeira and "are not going to be a factor" in acquiring him.In an email Thursday night Red Sox owner John Henry said team officials met with Teixeira and were very impressed, but after hearing about his other offers, Henry said "it seems clear that we are not going to be a factor."
Teixeira hit .308 with 33 homers and 121 RBIs last season, including .358 with 13 homers and 43 RBIs in 54 games with the Los Angeles Angels.
The Angels, who obtained Teixeira from the Atlanta Braves in July, said last week they made an eight-year offer. - Get more L.A. breaking news, weather, traffic and sports - Have a news tip? Send your tips, video, or pictures