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Former Red Sox Travis Shaw shifting to 2B after Mike Moustakas trade

Rob Bradford
July 28, 2018 - 10:06 am

The trade of Mike Moustakas to the Brewers for two minor-leaguers should have been of some interest to Red Sox fans to begin with. (For more on the trade, click here.)

Moustakas was rumored to be headed to the Yankees at one point, with another report stating the Red Sox had actually reached out about the Royals' third baseman's availability.

But what surely will raise eyebrows among Sox followers is the plan to now move former Red Sox third baseman Travis Shaw to second base.

The closets Shaw has come to playing second base is while participating in infield shifts, although he has been working out at the position prior to games.

"They asked if I would be open to playing second if that situation presents itself," Shaw told MLB.com. "I don't know if it's going to present itself or not, but it's been mentioned earlier this year, too.

"I actually feel OK over there. The range would be what it is, but if it happens, I'll be ready to go."

Shaw is hitting .246 with an .812 OPS and 19 homers for the Brewers this season. Milwaukee would be one of the Wild Card teams if the season ended today, sitting 1 1/2 games in back of the Cubs in the National League Central.

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