Would you welcome Punto back?
It sounds like the Red Sox have a 3-way race for shortstop this year. Jose Iglesias is the prospect: awesome glove but questionable hitting. His older doppleganger is Punto, who is 34 and starting a 2-year/$3M contract. And then there is Mike Aviles, who is Punto's opposite - suspect glove but occasionally he can really hit. He has a $1.2M/1-year deal.
I think the way this will work is Aviles starts, Punto is on the bench and Iglesias is in AAA. But what if....
What if they decided to start Iglesias and - because Aviles offers a nice contrast - make Aviles the backup. And what if they called the Twins, who Punto has history with and who needs a utility infielder, and offer Punto back to the Twins for a random Single-A arm. Should Terry Ryan snap that up? Would he?