MLB Rumors: Red Sox "Reaching Out" To Teams For Potential Bogaerts Replacements

The Boston Red Sox had said that re-signing free agent shortstop Xander Bogaerts was their "No. 1 priority" this offseason. But now it appears that they might not be fully confident in that endeavor, as a report has them "reaching out" to other teams for an infield replacement, just in case. 

A report from Mark Feinsand of says that while Boston is still hopeful of bringing their 4-time All-Star back, "according to sources, the Red Sox have started reaching out to some teams regarding the availability of their second basemen, hoping to figure out Plan B in the likely event that Bogaerts leaves Boston."

This would be devastating for the Red Sox, who have had Bogaerts manning the shortstop position for the past 10 years. If it were to come to pass, they do have a ready-made shortstop in-house in Trevor Story, and he'd be shifted back to his natural position. That would open up second base. 

“It doesn’t seem like they’re going to spend big on a shortstop,” one source told Feinsand. “They knew this was a possibility when they signed Story last year.”

Interesting times ahead for the Red Sox. 

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