San Diego Padres Rumors: Boston Red Sox Ace On Team's Radar

The San Diego Padres have World Series or bust expectations after another massive offseason. As a result of this, they are reportedly looking to make another notable move, as they are expressing interest in Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale. 

The Red Sox were listening to offers for Sale during this offseason, but nothing came from those trade talks. However, if they have another very disappointing season, there is a very good chance that they will shop Sale as we inch closer to the deadline. Given San Diego’s interest in him, expect them to be one of the major players in the sweepstakes. 

Sale would provide the Padres with another star pitcher in their already-strong rotation. However, injury trouble has kept Sale off the mound for much of the last three years, so there is certainly some risk in acquiring him. Yet, with the Padres being major buyers, they are in a position to take a chance on the star.

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