Tuesday, June 19, 2018

DJ LeMahieu Another Red Sox Option At 2B If Muddy Chicken's Injury Persists

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Aside from former Red Sox infielder Jed Lowrie, there is another option surfacing for the Red Sox if Dustin Pedroia continues to battle knee issues. Colorado second-baseman DJ LeMahieu—like Lowrie—hits left-handed pitching very well (.351), which, as a team, the Red Sox do not. While LeMahieu led the National League in hitting as recently as 2016, he's having (for him) a mediocre 2018. Through 48 games, he's hitting .280, with seven HRs and 23 RBIs. The two-time All-Star also won the Gold Glove in 2014—and will become a free-agent after this season. LeMahieu has enough infield versatility to credibly play third base—which could also come in handy. None of the media speculation pinpoints any specific Boston players or prospects that would head back to Denver in any deal. Stay tuned.