MLB Rumors: Red Sox In Search Of Left-Handed Relief Depth; Could Target Free Agent LHP

It's pretty remarkable that he's still on the market.

With the Boston Red Sox in dire need of some left-handed relief depth, there's a very good chance they could go after free-agent reliever Andrew Chafin. 

I mean, why wouldn't they?

The thirty-two-year-old Chafin checks all the boxes. He's an impact LHP, has recorded a sparkling 2.29 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 131 strikeouts over the last two seasons, and he would be a great compliment to John Schreiber in the late innings. 

It seems like a perfect fit.

However, Chafin reportedly turned down a $6.5 million player option for 2023 so he's obviously looking for a higher salary, which is maybe deterring the Red Sox. 

Still, it's fascinating that a pitcher as good as Chafin remains on the market at this stage.
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