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Hot Stove Lunch: Craig Kimbrel’s return to Red Sox still unlikely

A number of people -- scouts, executives, reporters -- who believe a Craig Kimbrel-Red Sox reunion is all-but-inevitable.

They point to the lack of options elsewhere for Kimbrel and the Red Sox' gaping hole at the back end of their bullpen.

Kimbrel needs a team. The Red Sox need a closer. Simple, right?

That's the thinking anyway.