It's just been that kind of year.
Nothing has gone right for the Boston Red Sox. Their lone bright spot, rookie Will Middlebrooks, hit .288/.325/.509 with 15 home runs before breaking his wrist. While he's only been placed on the 15-day DL, there's a very good chance he misses the rest of the season.
Boston is now in a delicate situation. The Sox need a third baseman, but need to avoid any options that will make the roster too rigid in the future.
Here are a few waiver wire options Boston can explore before the final trade deadline.