Red Sox considering an All-Star trade for Trevor Storey

The Boston Red Sox are looking for shortstop options before the season so they can keep Trevor Story at second base.

The Boston Red Sox have become the subject of ridicule in MLB this season. Their biggest area of ​​criticism comes from the fact that they couldn’t re-sign Xander Bogaerts and let him hit free agency, eventually signing a whopping 11-year, $280 million contract with the San Diego Padres.

It seemed as if the writing was on the wall last season when the Red Sox signed former Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Storey to a six-year contract. However, they did move him to second base to pair up with Bogaerts. Now that Bogaerts is gone, one might assume the storyline will turn into a shortstop.

According to Chad Jennings of The Athletic (subscription required)There are “various voices in the Red Sox front office” who want the team both internally and externally looking for a shortstop rather than switching story locations.

One name Jennings mentioned that the team has expressed interest in trade talks is Miami Marlins quarterback Joey Wendell.

The Red Sox are reportedly looking at Joey Wendle as an option outside shortstop

The Red Sox know Wendell well, considering he used to play for the Tampa Bay Rays from 2018 through 2021. Not to mention, Bloom worked in the Rays front office before he took over as President of Baseball Operations for the Red Sox.

Wendle had his first and only All-Star season in what turned out to be his final year with the Rays in 2021. Through 136 games played, Wendle posted a . 265 batting average, 0.319 on-base, and 0.422 slugging percentage. , 11 home runs, 54 RBI, 73 runs scored, and 122 hits. That season, he played primarily at third base.

After the 2021 season, Wendell was traded to the Marlins for outfielder Cameron Meisner. In 101 games, Wendle has slapped 259/.297/.360 while recording three home runs, 32 RBI, and 90 hits. He played 43 games at third base, 34 games at second base, and 33 games at second base.

If the Red Sox should make a move for an outside option to play shortstop, Wendle is a name to watch.

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