4 impact moves the Red Sox can make to address Lucas Giolito's injury

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Inquire about a trade with the Mariners or Marlins

This offseason, the Mariners were looking to shop some of the young arms in their rotation in favor of infield talent. The Red Sox need arms, now more than ever, and they have a surplus of young infield talent in their farm system — it could be a perfect match.

Seattle was looking to potentially offload Bryan Woo or Bryce Miller, both of whom are 24 and 25 years old, respectively. Both pitchers are under contract until 2029 and would likely warrant quite a trade offer from the Sox. Woo pitched to a 4.21 ERA over 87.2 innings and he posted 93 strikeouts. Miller logged a 4.32 ERA over 131.1 innings with 119 strikeouts and just 26 walks.

The Marlins have also been open to shopping some of their young pitching talent and their farm is overflowing with good candidates. Miami needs help at shortstop, and Boston could definitely deliver.

Edward Cabrera and Trevor Rogers would be fine choices for trades to the Sox. Cabrera posted a 4.24 ERA over 99.2 innings with 118 strikeouts in 2023. Rogers only pitched 18 innings last season, but he's earned an All-Star appearance and Rookie of the Year considerations in 2021. He could be a great bounce-back candidate in 2024.

The Red Sox have so many middle infield prospects, and they don't even know what to do with them all. Shortstop prospect Ceddanne Rafaela has been transitioned to the outfield, but that won't work for all of them. The best way to get value out of top prospects would be to trade them for a proven player, and Boston needs a proven pitcher ASAP.

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