Red Sox Reunite With Veteran Utility Player in Latest Signing

The Boston Red Sox are reuniting with a veteran utility player in their latest signing.
The Boston Red Sox are reuniting with a veteran utility player in their latest signing. / AP Photo/Mary Schwalm

A 4-15 in the Boston Red Sox's last 19 games has left fans concerned about the club's postseason future. Injuries have played a role in the Red Sox's shortcomings throughout the 2022 MLB season, leading to the club reuniting with a veteran utility player in their latest signing.

Sources close to MLB insider Chris Cotillo report that the Red Sox are signing outfielder/infielder Danny Santana to a minor-league contract. The 31-year-old switch-hitter last played in Boston for part of the 2021 season.

Red Sox Roster News

Santana has yet to play a game at any level of baseball so far this season due to his violating the MLB's performance-enhancing drugs policy back in April. Cotillo reports that the veteran will attend extended spring training in Fort Myers, FL to start before eventually making his way to Triple-A Worcester.

Santana saw 116 at-bats over 38 games for the Red Sox last year, recording five home runs and 14 RBIs while slashing .181/.252/.345. While he was hitless over five games during Boston's playoff run, he did manage to score two runs as a pinch-runner in the ALDS.

Though the versatile defender isn't the biggest name, it was only three years ago that he had 28 HRs and 81 RBIs in 130 games with the Texas Rangers. That isn't to see that he can have a similar performance with Boston, however, he can become one of the club's top depth options if he can quickly shake off the rust.

The Red Sox own the fourth-toughest remaining 2022 schedule, according to Tankathon. With how grueling some of these games will be, Boston needs as much help as it can get. Hopefully, Santana can turn back the clock and aid the team.

Red Sox World Series Odds

Boston's 2022 World Series odds on FanDuel Sportsbook give fans an idea of just how much help the organization needs beyond Santana. The Red Sox's +7000 championship odds currently rank No. 16 across the Majors.

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