MLB Rumors: Red Sox Considering Reunion With Former Shortstop

Ever since the news broke of Trevor Story's surgery, the Boston Red Sox have been considering any and all solutions for how they'll fill shortstop for 2023. Word now is that they have some interest in bringing back Jose Iglesias, who had a tremendous 23-game run with them at the end of the 2021 season, and began his career in Boston.

The 33-year-old Iglesias hit .292 this past season with the Colorado Rockies with a .708 OPS, a tick above his career norm. He is a lifetime .279 hitter, but his OPS+ of 88 over his 11 years in the bigs is below average. 

He was always known as a premium defensive shortstop, though it's seen to have slipped in the past year. His Defensive Runs Saved and Outs Above Average were in the lower half of big league shortstops last season. 

But perhaps he gets rejuvenated in Boston as he did when he came over in 2021. In that 23-game cameo, he hit .356 with a .915 OPS. He helped launch the Red Sox across the finish line and into the postseason that year. 

It would be a familiar fit for the Red Sox, and one they're strongly considering. 

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