According to the Miami Herald’s Clark Spencer, the Boston Red Sox are interested in acquiring righty reliever Leo Nunez and outfielder Cody Ross. 

Boston’s major issue is health. They have suffered an tremendous amount of injuries this year, but they are still alive in the strong American League East. But, the one part of the team that has struggled and has been relatively healthy is the bullpen.

Despite Daniel Bard and Johnathan Papelbon, Boston’s bullpen has been pretty mediocre. If Boston wants to make a run at the AL Wild Card, they will have to bring in another reliever, and Nunez would be that guy. 

Nunez has appeared in 40 games and has a 2.79 ERA to go along with 41 strikeouts. Nunez’ contract is a one year deal worth $2 million. His contract may be cheap, but he won’t come cheap. Boston would probably have to cough up some young talent.

Cody Ross on the other hand would be a nice fit. Ross is batting .280 with seven homers this year. He’s an all-around, solid ball player. With the injury and “bad charisma” surrounding Jacoby Ellsbury, and the aging Mike Cameron, Ross would be a nice fit. 

Ross is currently on a one year deal worth $4.45 million, so he might be some-what “easy” to acquire. 

Boston’s major issues coming to this trading deadline is health, bullpen help, and deciding whether or not if they’re “buyers” or “sellers”.


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