Two Struggling Short Stops Are On The Market

ed feverCorrespondent IMay 25, 2009

5 Oct 2001:Julio Lugo #4 of the Houston Astros bobbles the ball making Edgar Renteria #3 of the St. Louis Cardinals safe at second base at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. The Astros beat the Cardinals 2-1. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Elsa/ALLSPORT

In an article by Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, he takes a look at the early season short stop market.

The Red Sox's are concerned about Lugo and Green filling in for Lowrie, until the All-Star break.

If the Red Sox are worried, they should try using Martinez (with a bad back) and Tatis (who admits the position is difficult for him) until Reyes is available.

In the article, Cafardo speculates that Bobby Crosby and Khalil Greene could be available, both are struggling at the plate, but are solid defenders.

Would either player fill the Mets needs ?

The Cardinals are shopping Khalil Greene, and have inquired with the Sox about their interest. Greene is hitting .210 with two homers and 14 RBIs and has committed six errors. Bobby Crosby is hovering around .200 in Oakland. Are either the answer? The Sox appear to have enough offense that obtaining a defensive specialist could tide them over. source Boston Globe