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Dave Dombrowski indicates Red Sox may be done with deals as trade deadline nears

Ryan Hannable
July 31, 2018 - 9:43 am

The MLB trade deadline is Tuesday afternoon and if what Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said Monday night is true, the Red Sox may be quiet.

Speaking after the team landed second baseman Ian Kinsler late Monday night, Dombrowski indicated the Red Sox may be done with deals.

"If I was telling you right now, it probably would come out of the blue more so," he told reporters when asked about another potential deal. "We still have a lot of conversations we've had with clubs but I wouldn't be surprised if this was the last thing we did. I know a lot of people keep talking about our bullpen, we like a lot of things about our bullpen, it's been pitching well. Again, we're open-minded but we're also in a spot where who's available, who's not available, do they make us better? We'll see. A lot of things come out of the blue the last day.”

If the team does indeed make a move, it would likely be for a reliever as that appears to be the area the team needs help with the most for the stretch run.

Barring a trade Tuesday, the team will have added Steve Pearce, Nathan Eovaldi and Kinsler in the past month. 

“Well, we made three moves, we're trying to get a little better, we have a good club, it's apparent," Dombrowski said. "They're a good team, they play well, they do a lot of things well but if you can get yourself a little bit better this time of year, you're doing everything you possibly can to try and win it, so that's what we've been doing and we think those three players make us a little bit better and give us an opportunity to hopefully bring home a championship which we're trying to do.”

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