Red Sox Manager Indicates Team Won't Be Signing a Shortstop

If you take Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora at his word, it sounds like the team will not be signing one of the free agent shortstops still on the market. Cora indicated that Kiké Hernandez would be his shortstop. 

Cora also added that Christian Arroyo will be at second base for the Sox this season. 

Free agents still out there at the keystone include Elvis Andrus and former Red Sox Jose Iglesias. 

The Red Sox, of course, lost the face of their franchise, 10-year veteran shortstop Xander Bogaerts this offseason in free agency, coming up over $100M short to the San Diego Padres' offer. 

They were then expected to move Trevor Story, last year's big offseason addition, back over to shortstop (after playing 2B with them in 2022, when he wasn't injured), but Story just underwent surgery and will be out until at least midseaosn. 

Rumors have swirled ever since about who they could bring in to play the keystone. It appears now that the answer was sitting out in center field. 

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