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Exclusive Insight Unveils the Mystery Player the Red Sox Can’t Wait to Sign in Free Agency! πŸ”₯πŸ”΄

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The Boston Red Sox have recently strengthened their farm system by acquiring two promising pitchers, Richard Fitts and Nicholas Justice, along with reliever Greg Weissert from the New York Yankees in exchange for outfielder Alex Verdugo.

With the departure of James Paxton to free agency, the Red Sox are now focused on bolstering their rotation. Although the current pitching unit, consisting of Chris Sale, Brayan Bello, Nick Pivetta, Tanner Houck, and Kutter Crawford, is not in dire straits, concerns arise due to Sale’s health concerns.

To address this, the Red Sox are actively seeking a frontline starter for the upcoming 2024 season. Despite considering the return of Eduardo Rodriguez, who ultimately signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Red Sox decided to pivot and explore other options.

The team has set its sights on top-tier pitchers, as revealed by MLB insider Jon Heyman. The Red Sox expressed interest in bringing back Rodriguez but opted to wait on pitchers Yoshinobu Yamamoto and Shota Imanaga.

This strategic move by Boston entails a potential high reward or a risk, depending on the outcome. Securing either Yamamoto or Imanaga would be the ideal scenario for the Red Sox. Both pitchers showcased their talent in the 2023 World Baseball Classic, with Yamamoto boasting a remarkable 1.21 ERA in 164 innings with the Orix Buffaloes, and Imanaga posting a solid 2.80 ERA in 148 frames with the Yokohama Bay Stars.

Yamamoto’s potential price tag is speculated to approach $300 million, while Imanaga could command around $100 million. The question remains whether the Red Sox will successfully sign one of these coveted pitchers to fortify their rotation for the upcoming season.

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