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Sad News: Red Loses Hitter



Red Sox manager Alex Cora stated on Monday that the team remains actively involved in the free-agent market, showing interest in both position players and pitchers.

“We’re striving to enhance our team, and if an opportunity arises, we’ll seize it,” Cora mentioned.

With a surplus of left-handed hitters, the Red Sox are reportedly seeking to add a right-handed batter to their lineup. While they had their eyes on right-handed hitter Gio Urshela, who ultimately signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Tigers, there are still available options such as Adam Duvall, Tommy Pham, Michael A. Taylor, Donovan Solano, and C.J. Cron.

Romy Gonzalez, a 27-year-old infielder and outfielder, is among the internal right-handed hitting candidates on the team’s 40-man roster vying for a spot. As the Red Sox explore their options, Gonzalez expressed confidence in his ability to fill that role.

“Breaking into the team and contributing in any way possible is definitely a goal of mine,” Gonzalez stated. “I believe in my capabilities and am eager for the opportunity to make an impact.”

Gonzalez was claimed off waivers from the White Sox on Jan. 31, having played 86 major league games for them from 2021-2023. He possesses versatility, having made starts at various positions including second base, right field, shortstop, third base, and left field.

Despite his minor league options, allowing the Red Sox to send him to Triple-A Worcester if necessary, Gonzalez brings athleticism and defensive flexibility to the field.

“I bring athleticism to the game, particularly on the base paths,” he explained. “I thrive on creating opportunities and am comfortable playing anywhere on the field.”

Gonzalez boasts a solid track record in the minors with a .258/.338/.457/.795 slash line in 286 games and demonstrated power with 24 homers in 93 games between Double-A and Triple-A in 2021. He aims to improve his plate discipline and reduce swing-and-miss tendencies after battling injuries last season.

Excited to join the Red Sox and play under fellow University of Miami alum Alex Cora, Gonzalez is grateful for the opportunity and familiar faces in the organization.

Playing for Cora has been a positive experience for Gonzalez, who admires the coach’s leadership and championship pedigree. He appreciates the camaraderie among teammates and their shared commitment to success.

Gonzalez credits his physical transformation to his dedication during the COVID-19 pandemic, where he focused on strength training and conditioning, leading to improved performance and ultimately earning a call-up to the majors.

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