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The Boston Red Sox are reportedly in the market for a right-handed power bat, leading some to speculate they could be interested in corner infielder Mark Reynolds, who was recently designated for assignment by the Cleveland Indians. However, the Red Sox don't view Reynolds as a fit considering his poor defense and high strikeout rate, according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe.
When he's on, Reynolds can be an impact bat that carries a lineup, as seen during his time with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Baltimore Orioles and even earlier this season with the Tribe. However, he's notorious for his stretches of awfulness, as evidenced by his .187 batting average since May 1.
The Red Sox could use help from the right side of the plate, and they're hoping the recently recalled Will Middlebrooks provides some assistance. They could look to add another bat before Sept. 1, but it doesn't appear it will be Reynolds. Boston already has a similar, though generally more consistent, player on its roster in Mike Napoli.
While Cafardo notes that the Red Sox aren't viewing Reynolds as a fit, he does mention the O's as a potential suitor. Reynolds has been connected to Baltimore, but they haven't indicated interest beyond rumors.
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AL East Standing: 1st
Weekly Record: 4-4
Current Record: 71-49
(Every weekend I will attempt to give some brief thoughts on the past week for the Boston Red Sox. It will be filled with hopes, frustrations, exhilaration, pain, and puns.)
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Red Sox (71-48)
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Shane Victorino, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Daniel Nava, LF
Mike Napoli, 1B
Stephen Drew, SS
Ryan Lavarnway, C