Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Red Sox Need To Find DH Replacement

We're now a month and a half into the season and David Ortiz is still struggling at the plate. He is hitting .203 with 0 home runs and a .317 on-base percentage. He can't hit anything but a fastball, and he struggles catching up to that depending on the pitcher. Ortiz is the only DH without a homerun, and is slugging just .293.

The Red Sox are 2.5 games out of first and will need to pick it up if they want to stay in contention. Ken Rosenthal suggests the Red Sox trade Clay Buchholz for Rangers prospect Justin Smoak or Cardinals prospect Brett Wallace. The Red Sox could approach the Indians about Victor Martinez. They are looking for major-league ready pitching in return and could ask for Buchholz or Bowden. Martinez is hitting .400 with 7 home runs in 155 at-bats.

This story was approved by MLB Rumors.


waldo7239117 said...

How bout Jake Fox but I have no what the Cubs can ask for, any options.

Anonymous said...

How about Boston trades a good prospect for Russell Branyan. Branyan is hitting .310 with 10HR and 20RBI in just 34 Games. He could give a strong boost to the Boston line up and Jack Z would listen to any offer that would benefit his club.