With most markets in free agency already picked over from the December spending spree, it seems trivial that a team might still be looking for the best possible options to improve their roster.
But the Boston Red Sox aren’t done just yet.
The team has been in the market for a catcher for quite some time.
They had dealt Christian Vazquez to the Houston Astros at the trade deadline.
Despite landing Reese McGuire from the Chicago White Sox, the team is still in need of another backstop.
On Twitter, Red Sox insider Chris Cotillo reported that the team is interested in veteran catcher Roberto Perez and are in talks with him at the moment.
Red Sox are still considering catching additions and are in talks with free agent Roberto Perez, a source says. Perez was limited to 21 games in PIT last year after 8 years in Cleveland.
Sox have Reese McGuire, Connor Wong, Jorge Alfaro in the mix already.
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) January 26, 2023
After eight seasons with the Cleveland Guardians, Perez appeared in just 21 games for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2022.
With McGuire, Connor Wong, and Jorge Alfaro in the mix, Boston has plenty of depth, but could always use a little bit more.
The team has been busy this winter despite losing out on Xander Bogaerts.
They had signed Corey Kluber, Kenley Jansen, Justin Turner, Masataka Yoshida, and Adam Duvall.
Another legitimate catcher would only improve their depth and give them some more options.
The team won just 78 games in 2022 and finished at the bottom of the ever-competitive American League East division.
Perez was a part of the Guardians run to the World Series in 2016 and emerged as the team’s starting catcher in place of Yan Gomes.
At the very least, he does bring some winning experience with him if the Red Sox do explore the possibility of adding him.NEXT: Red Sox Insider Confirms A Free Agency Rumor