Boston lost shortstop Xander Bogaerts to free agency, but at least they had Story ready as a worthy replacement.
Those plans are now out of the window, as he needs elbow surgery that will keep him sidelined for months.
Bloom didn’t want to provide a timetable but said he could possibly return in 2023.
Regarding the rest of the offseason and how he plans to further improve his team, Bloom said they are looking to bolster a particular area: starting pitching.
“Bloom says Sox continue to look at potential starting pitching targets, particularly looking for ‘impact guys’ who could be part of the team ‘for a long time,'” Red Sox insider Alex Speier tweeted.
Bloom says Sox continue to look at potential starting pitching targets, particularly looking for “impact guys” who could be part of the team “for a long time.”
— Alex Speier (@alexspeier) January 10, 2023
Evidently, the group is old and a bit injury-prone, so the Red Sox would be smart to look for at least one additional impact arm.
A logical match would be the Miami Marlins.
They have a boatload of young pitchers who can contribute this year, but they are seeking MLB-ready hitters.
If the Red Sox are willing to deal first baseman Triston Casas, there could be a deal in place soon.
Stay tuned because the Red Sox could still have one big move in them.