Cespedes was named an All-Star in 2014 and finished the year hitting .260 with 22 home runs and 100 RBI. The 29-year-old has spent three seasons in the majors.
According to Carfardo, Cespedes has previously said he's not sure if he'll talk to the Red Sox about negotiating a long-term deal, and doesn't want to play right field.
Boston has several options in the outfield after trading for Cespedes and signing Cuba's Rusney Castillo in August. Shane Victorino missed most of last season with injuries but is signed through 2015, and Allen Craig, Jackie Bradley Jr., Daniel Nava and Brock Holt are all in the mix. The Red Sox also have 21-year-old Mookie Betts, who played 52 major league games in 2014 and can play both outfield and second base.
The Red Sox finished 71-91 and in last place in the AL East, after winning the World Series a season ago.
- Molly Geary