Red Sox Rumors: Boston Interested In Athletics' World Series-Winning Infielder

The Boston Red Sox are reportedly considering a trade for Aledmys Diaz, the veteran infielder currently playing for the struggling Oakland Athletics.

Despite Diaz's lackluster offensive performance this season, with a .212 batting average and a .559 OPS, his versatility and prior postseason experience make him an appealing option for the Red Sox.

Diaz's ability to play multiple positions in the infield, his previous success with teams like the St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays, and Houston Astros, and his reasonable remaining salary of approximately $4.5 million could provide the Red Sox with a short-term solution to strengthen their middle infield.

While Diaz's signing with the Athletics last offseason raised some eyebrows, the two-year, $14 million deal may now present an opportunity for the Athletics to free up payroll and explore other options.

The struggling franchise might be open to trading Diaz, who has not met expectations at the plate this season, slashing just .212/.268/.291.

A potential trade with the Red Sox could benefit the Athletics by providing financial flexibility and opening up playing time for promising prospects like Nick Allen and Kevin Smith, who could showcase their talents and contribute to the team's future success.

Although a Diaz trade may not yield a significant return for the Athletics, it could be a win-win scenario, as the Red Sox, currently in last place in the AL East, are looking to bolster their roster while still staying competitive.

Diaz's prior success and postseason experience with the Houston Astros make him an intriguing option for the Red Sox, who are in need of middle infield support. Photo Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports