MLB Rumors: Red Sox Linked To Guardians Starting Pitcher Amidst Career-Best Season

As the trade deadline draws near, the Cleveland Guardians find themselves in a precarious position.

Sitting just 1.5 games behind the division-leading Minnesota Twins, they are contenders for a postseason spot.

However, uncertainty looms over their pitching staff, especially with Shane Bieber sidelined due to injury.

Aaron Civale has caught the attention of teams like the Boston Red Sox, who seek a reliable back-end starter. Despite the interest, the Guardians understand Civale's value, with two arbitration-eligible years remaining and an affordable contract.

Civale is in the midst of perhaps the best season of his career, holding an impressive 2.71 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, with 49 strikeouts across 63 innings and 11 starts.

Their conservative financial approach may lead them to retain the 28-year-old pitcher, as experienced arms in the rotation are essential for their playoff aspirations.

While they may entertain offers, it will take a strong proposition to convince the Guardians to part ways with Civale and disrupt their quest for a competitive rotation to bolster their postseason ambitions. Photo Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports