Red Sox Rumors: Boston Looking To Fill Two Specific Holes In Roster

The Boston Red Sox are gaining momentum as they push towards the playoffs.

Their recent victory over the Oakland A's has lifted their record to 51-44, tying their season high of seven games over .500.

Chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom has emphasized that the team's performance leading up to the August 1 deadline will influence their approach to pursuing help via trade or considering offers for their veteran players.

Pitching depth is a priority for the Red Sox, particularly targeting a back-of-the-rotation starter and a right-handed middle relief option.

There are viable options available, including veteran back-end starters who often change teams at the trade deadline. In addition, there are middle to back-end starters with multiple seasons of affordable control who may require a higher prospect cost.

Meanwhile, injuries have left the Red Sox with a top-heavy rotation, and the team would benefit from adding a stable veteran arm to mitigate any setbacks and reduce the need to shift standout reliever Nick Pivetta back into the starting staff.

Additionally, the bullpen could use more right-handed options to balance out the left-handed dominance in the middle innings.

The Red Sox are in a promising position, and with the deadline approaching, they have the opportunity to strengthen their roster and make a push for the playoffs by acquiring the pitching depth they seek. 
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