After dropping two out of three games over the weekend to the Yankees, the Boston Red Sox’s record currently sits at 59-63, 13.5 games out first place in the AL East and 7.5 games out of the wild-card race.
With their hopes for a playoff spot fading, the Sox have already become sellers, moving backup catcher Kelly Shoppach to the Mets in exchange for right-handed reliever Pedro Beato on August 15.
With such a veteran-laden team, GM Ben Cherington has many tough decisions to make as the August 31 waiver deadline approaches. Some players whose names came up in rumors prior to the July 31 deadline (such as Josh Beckett, Jacoby Ellsbury and Jon Lester) have not been placed on trade waivers, and thus are not currently eligible to be traded.
However, the Sox have passed multiple players through waivers and are now able to trade them. Here is a list of several members of the Sox who could be moved: