Red Sox analyst predicts more to come after Mondesi trade
The Boston Red Sox have responded to their need for a temporary shortstop.
Today, they acquired veteran utility Adalberto Mondesi from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for left-hander Josh Taylor and a player to be named later.
The Red Sox needed a temporary fix after Trevor Story’s injury and addressed their need for extra depth in the infield.
However, Red Sox analyst Chris Cotillo thinks there could still be more to come.
Now that Taylor is gone, Boston could use another left-handed reliever, and there are plenty who haven’t signed yet.
The Red Sox never close the door on anything, but it wouldn’t shock me if that was it for positional additions. Kiké at SS, Duvall at CF, then Arroyo/Mondesi at 2B.
The loss of Taylor opens up the possibility of adding a left-handed reliever. Lots of FA available.
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) January 24, 2023
That could potentially open the door for the Red Sox to do a little more this offseason.
Left-handers Andrew Chafin and Matt Moore are still in the free agent market looking to be signed.
Moore could fill the role of a swingman if signed.
He moved into a relief role in 2022, but has a history of leaving.
The Red Sox have a lot of question marks over their rotation, and Moore could make a spot start on occasion.
Chafin would also be a nice addition should the Red Sox decide to go that route.
He posted a 2.83 ERA last season with the Detroit Tigers and could be useful to the Sox.
Taylor missed the 2022 season due to back issues, but having an extra left-handed reliever wouldn’t hurt the team as we get closer to the start of spring training and the 2023 season.
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