On Tuesday, the Boston Red Sox made a very important depth move to address the hole at the shortstop position.
With Trevor Story out indefinitely due to elbow surgery, the Red Sox were in need of a temporary solution while they await the slugger’s return.
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The discussion mainly focused on who the options for the Red Sox are in the interim.
Both of them are super-utility players who can play multiple positions.
Alonso described Mondesi as a potential stop gap and bridge to top prospect Marcelo Meyer.
Obviously, Mondesi won’t be an everyday player in Boston with the options that they have.
But the discussion also focused on a key point, that playing certain players out of position can be a risk.
If Hernandez is moved to shortstop, the Red Sox may be using Adam Duvall out in center field.
Granted, that is a position Duvall is familiar with.
But Hernandez is usually the one playing center field.
The Red Sox may not have to worry too much about a risk, however, if Mondesi can give them 100 games, as the analysts alluded to.