The Boston Red Sox are battling through their first real slump of the 2013 season.
One thing the slump has shown is that despite early season success, the Red Sox have deficiencies they need to address.
If Red Sox management thinks that this team has a chance to truly contend for the entire season, then it must contemplate adding to the major league roster.
Ben Cherington made moves last year to unload long-term salary obligations in addition to changing the dynamic in the clubhouse.
Now, less than a year later, Cherington has a much tougher job in trying to find players that can help in 2013, but won’t derail his long-term plan.
Here are five players that could help the Red Sox in 2013, but won’t disrupt the future plans for the organization.