With Kevin Youkilis recently being shipped to the White Sox, the Boston Red Sox and first-year GM Ben Cherington have made it known that they’re not afraid to make some waves if it means waking up this team.
Even though they sold away one of the franchise’s most beloved players for Brent Lillibridge and Zach Stewart, the team may be sellers and buyers at the trade deadline.
Currently standing in fourth place in the AL East, the Sox are 5.5 games back of the Yankees and could climb their way back.
Despite a plethora of outfield injuries, the Red Sox have statistically hit the ball well this year, as pitching has been the club’s Achilles heel.
If the Red Sox are going to climb into striking distance of first place, Cherington will need to make another deal or two before the trade deadline passes.
Here’s a list five players the Red Sox could potentially acquire in order to give their fans hope at a playoff run.