Boston Red Sox Rumor: Team Interested In Acquiring Another Reliever From The Kansas City Royals
The Boston Red Sox are apparently looking to acquire another reliever by this upcoming trade deadline.
According to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale the Red Sox are one of several teams that are scouting Kansas City Royals left-handed reliever Mike Minor
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) June 11, 2017
Minor returned to the majors this season after missing the last two seasons with shoulder issues. The 29-year-old left-hander was in the Braves’ starting rotation from 2010-14, but has pitched in relief for the Royals in 2017.
In 32 innings out of the bullpen for Kansas City, Minor has posted a 2.25 ERA and 1.00 WHIP. He has been very effective against left-handed hitters, with lefties only recording an .380 OPS against him.
Minor is in the second season of a two-year deal he signed with the Royals while injured and will be a free agent at the end of the season.
In the past two seasons Dave Dombrowski has added Craig Kimbrel, Carson Smith and Tyler Thornburg to the Red Sox bullpen. With the current Red Sox pen pitching well and a Smith return on the horizon it is unclear if Boston would be willing to part with anything of value given their current situation.