Rumored Red Sox Top Target Reportedly Available After Declining Option; Could Move Be Coming?

The Red Sox target was rumored to be available after declining the option; Could a move happen?
A Red Sox free agent target would be available and would make sense The Boston Red Sox have some holes on the roster that they need to fill this offseason.
New chief baseball officer Craig Breslow inherits a team that has won just 78 games over the past two seasons and is tasked with turning the club around.
Boston made positive progress in 2023, but experienced an exponential spiral late in the season following the trade deadline.
The Red Sox’s main focus this season will be the starting rotation, but second base is also a position of need.
Boston has reportedly been linked to All-Star Whit Merrifield as a possible solution and could have a chance to sign him after he and the Toronto Blue Jays declined their mutual option for the 2024 season, according to Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic.
“The Blue Jays announced that Whit Merrifield’s $18 million mutual option for 2024 has been declined and he is now a free agent,” McGrath said.
Merrifield has recently been touted as a possible target for the Red Sox and now that he’s officially a free agent, a move could actually happen.
The three-time All-Star would make perfect sense for the Red Sox.
He plays solid defense, he gets on base and counts stolen bases.
All three of those things should help the Red Sox in 2024.
Plus, he probably won’t cost too much either.
The 34-year-old impressed in 2023 and earned his third All-Star honor after hitting 11 home runs, driving in 67 runs and compiling a .
272/slash line.
382 in 145 games played.
Free agency begins next week and rumors are expected to increase exponentially.


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