MLB Trade Rumors: Red Sox "Plan To Trade" All-Star By Deadline

The Boston Red Sox are reportedly preparing to trade star closer Kenley Jansen as the MLB trade deadline approaches.

Despite Jansen's effective performances and leadership in the bullpen, the Red Sox have decided not to extend his contract beyond this season.

With Jansen earning $16 million in the final year of his deal, the decision not to renew his contract is part of a broader move to manage payroll and realign the team’s resources for future needs.

This development comes as the Red Sox's bullpen shows signs of improvement and anticipates a further boost with the return of Liam Hendriks from injury this summer.

The team expects Hendriks to take over as their primary closer, making Jansen an expendable asset despite his contributions.

The Red Sox are actively engaging with multiple teams that have shown interest in adding a veteran reliever with postseason experience like Jansen, aiming to acquire prospects or players that better fit their strategic long-term vision.

As the July 30 trade deadline draws nearer, the likelihood of Jansen being traded increases.

This season, the 36-year-old holds a solid 3.24 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, with 21 strikeouts across 16.2 innings and 17 appearances (13 games finished).

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