AL East Team Eyeing Andrew Heaney Again After His Rejection Last Offseason

The Boston Red Sox are reportedly revisiting the possibility of acquiring left-handed pitcher Andrew Heaney during this offseason, following their pursuit of him in the previous offseason, which led to Heaney ultimately choosing to sign with the Texas Rangers, according to MLB Trade Rumors and Rob Bradford.

Heaney, who hails from Oklahoma City, had explored potential deals with multiple teams last year but cited his strong desire to "play for his hometown team" as the driving factor behind his decision to join the Rangers.

With the Red Sox now facing the potential departure of starters James Paxton and Corey Kluber to free agency, they see Heaney as a valuable left-handed pitching option to strengthen their rotation.

Heaney's performance in the past season, where he posted a 4.15 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, with 151 strikeouts in 147.1 innings of work and 34 appearances (24 starts), has caught the attention of the Red Sox front office, making him an attractive target to address their pitching needs.

In 2022, Heaney had the best season of his 10-year career, posting a solid 3.10 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, with 110 strikeouts across 72.2 innings and 16 appearances with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

As Heaney has the option to opt out of the final year and $13 million on his current deal with the Rangers, it remains to be seen if the Red Sox will actively pursue a reunion with him and bolster their pitching staff for the upcoming season. Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports