The Boston Red Sox‘s offense might need a jump start.
Boston’s offense opened the 2023 season on a tear but has since cooled off. One of the biggest reasons for the power outage certainly is the loss of outfielder Adam Duvall.
The 34-year-old shined to open the season for Boston but suffered a fractured wrist and now will miss an extended period of time.
Duvall clubbed four home runs, drove in 14 RBIs, and amassed an eye-popping .455 batting average across the first eight games of the season.
The Red Sox’s offense has stalled and scored just six runs over the club’s last three games entering Wednesday’s tilt against the Tampa Bay Rays.
One player with upside the Red Sox could take a second look at to add more power to the organization is former Minnesota Twins All-Star Miguel Sano.
The 29-year-old still is a free agent and at this point likely could be signed to a minor league contract. Sano mightily struggled in 2022 and slashed .083/.211/.133 in 20 games but dealt with injuries.
The slugger was better in 2021 and clubbed 30 home runs and drove in 75 RBIs in 135 games for Minnesota.
Boston currently has Triston Casas on the roster as the team’s starting first baseman and Bobby Dalbec floating between the big league club and Triple-A Worcester Red Sox as insurance.
Sano may have struggled in 2022 but has shown throughout his career that he has plenty of pop in his bat and just is 29 years old. If Boston was interested, it likely could sign Sano to a minor league contract and keep him in Worcester as insurance and give him an opportunity to work his way back to the big leagues.
There’s no way for sure to know how Sano would respond, but if he could return to form he could provide the organization some upside.
Casas will be the team’s starting first baseman for years to come, but having a player like Sano to provide more depth could never hurt.
He could be depth for Casas or even depth at designated hitter just in case someone like Justin Turner got injured throughout the season.
A move may be unlikely, but it could never hurt to bring in a veteran with upside on a minor league contract.