Found July 16, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The Boston Red Sox have several options for the left side of their infield, including players such as the Stephen Drew – who’s rehabbing from injury – Jose Iglesias and Will Middlebrooks. Considering all three players have question marks surrounding their abilities over the second-half of the season, the Red Sox are open to exploring the market for potential contributors on the left side of the infield to help with the remainder of the campaign, according to Alex Speier of WEEI.com. With Drew signed to a one-year deal and nearing a return from injury, the Red Sox could elect to stick with him as their regular at shortstop for the rest of the season. However, Boston has received limited production from its third basemen, including a combined batting line of only .251/.293/.405. For that reason, the team could attempt to acquire a veteran to help bolster the position, someone like Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Michael Young who wouldn’t require a commitment beyond the current season. While the Red Sox could be in the market for an upgrade at shortstop or third base for the remainder of the season, the team’s future is bright at both positions. Middlebrooks and Iglesias have shown promise at the major-league level, while top prospects Xander Bogaerts and Garin Cecchini are promising young players coming up through the team’s minor-league system. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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