Red Sox reportedly showing 'active interest' in pair of closers

Rob Bradford
July 21, 2019 - 11:09 pm

Despite an uncomfortable position in the standings (sitting three games out of the last Wild Card spot), it doesn't appear the Red Sox are taking their feet off the gas heading into the final days before the trade deadline.

According to MLB.com's Jon Morosi, the Sox are eyeing a pair of closers.

Yates, who has one more year of arbitration eligibility, has 31 saves in 33 opportunities, carrying a 1.07 ERA. Opponents have hit just .169 against the righty with a .460 OPS. He has struck out 67 and walked just nine over 42 innings.

Giles has also become one of the most dominant closers in Major League Baseball this season, boasting a 1.64 ERA and .205 batting average against, saving 14 of 15 games for the Blue Jays while possessing a fastball that averages better than 97 mph. He is under team control through the 2020 season, currently making $6.3 million for the 2019 season.