MLB Rumors: Execs Say Red Sox Shopping Infielder

The Boston Red Sox had a bit of a run last week to get themselves back into the picture in the tough AL East. But another skid of four losses in five games coming into Sunday shows they're not out of the woods yet. 

With Bobby Dalbec, a former top prospect wasting away first in the minors and now on the bench in Boston, the team is "actively" seeking a trade. 

According to legendary Red Sox reporter Peter Gammons, two National League execs say the Red Sox are actively shopping Dalbec. 

As Gammons notes, "that's being fair to Dalbec where his career and the club are now." He adds that both of the unnamed execs believe Dalbec can turn his career around in a new spot, and "harness his enormous power and fill an everyday third base role."

The 27-year-old has played mainly first base in his four seasons with the Red Sox, but his natural position is 3B — there was obviously no room for him in Boston with Rafael Devers entrenched there. 

Dalbec has a career .232 mark in 911 plate appearances with a .751 OPS and a league-average OPS+ of exactly 100. 

He showed off some of his prodigious power in 2021 for the BoSox, hitting 25 longballs as the primary starter at first base.  

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