With a numerous amount of players getting non-tendered on Monday, the Red Sox can target these five players as they can greatly benefit the team.
As nearly every team made a notable subtraction or two on Monday, that widens the players available on the free agent market. From higher-end cuts like Oakland Athletics reliever Blake Treinen to lower-end players such as Cleveland Indians catcher Kevin Plawecki (who got non-tendered because of the Red Sox-Indians, Sandy Leon swap).
Boston also lost players, which opens up new spots on the 40-man roster. Players cut also can save money on the payroll which allows for more flexibility to upgrade in key areas of the team.
With Mitch Moreland and Steve Pearce departing, there is a hole at first base, the bullpen needs some extra depth, and there is a void at the back-end of Boston’s rotation. With the transactions being made on Monday, there is a new pool of players entering the market that can help fill in the holes of Chaim Bloom’s roster.
With some newly available options for the Red Sox to sign, let’s go over five players that the Red Sox could ink to better their team weaknesses.