Red Sox Option Garen Doran, Trevor Story Activate

The Red Sox has chosen the defensive player Garen Duran To Triple-A Worcester, Reports Chris Cotillo of MassLive (Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe I mentioned earlier that Doran’s locker was empty, indicating that such a move had occurred). This step opens a place in the list of candidates for a return Trevor’s storywho has been activated from IL for 10 days and is in the starting lineup for today’s match against Rays.

While the move may be short-lived as the lists are set to expand to 28 in a few days, it would be a disappointment for Duran, one of the top 100 candidates entering the season. While Duran’s hit streak—0.220/.283/.365 in 219 plate appearances—was in no way completely overkill in the big leagues, it was well below the .305/.379/.531 star streak. which he posted in Triple-A in roughly the same sample.

Meanwhile, the combination of Doran’s demotion and Story’s return could have a ripple effect on the Red Sox’s lineup, potentially pushing back the Red Sox lineup. Enrique Hernandez For more regular assignments in the field center and Christian Arroyo To base one, at least until Eric Hosmer earnings from injury (for every Ian Brown of MLB.com). In addition to offering a bit more defensive stability, Story’s return adds some much-needed power potential to Alex Cora’s lineup card, even as Story hits his worst career .221/.289/.423 in his first year in Boston.

Even if Story returns to form, the Red Sox will need a simple miracle to salvage what has been a disappointing season in Beantown. Despite high expectations and a hot start, the club has suffered injuries to the stadium staff (including a potential ace chris selwho suffered Broken wrist in a bicycle accident Just as he’s back from a string of baseball-related injuries) and currently sits last in the AL East and 8 games behind the Mariners for the last place in the Major League.

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Sox also faces a somewhat uncertain future, with JD MartinezAnd the Nathan EvaldiAnd the Michael WashaAnd the Rich Hilland Hernandez are all set to enter free agency at the end of the season, with Xander Bogarts Effective lock to practice the condition of not participating and joining them After pre-season extension talks collapsed. third man base Raphael Devers He remains in control of the team through next season, but will be a free agent after that, which is also a possibility given the similar impasse that was reached between the player and the club in pre-season discussions.

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