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Red Sox Infielder 'Almost Certainly' Will Be Cut By Boston This Offseason

Boston could use an upgrade up the middle

Newly appointed Red Sox chief baseball officer Craig Breslow will have plenty of work to do in order to pull Boston up the standings after a last-place finish in the American League East in 2023.

While the focus should be on the pitching staff, there are some needs offensively as well. The biggest position of weakness entering the offseason is second base. There are plenty of players already in the mix but none truly shine through.

The Red Sox appear to be on the cusp of cutting ties with one of their internal options.

"(Luis) Urías will almost certainly be non-tendered after an underwhelming showing in two months in Boston," MassLive's Chris Cotillo wrote Tuesday.

Urías was the lone trade deadline acquisition and failed to make much of an impact, let alone one that would influence the playoff race.

The 26-year-old hit .225 with six extra-base hits including two home runs, 13 RBIs and a .698 OPS (91 OPS+) in 32 games for the Red Sox.

The real reason Urías is expected to be non-tendered is due to his projected price tag. The veteran is expected to earn $4.7 million in arbitration according to MLB Trade Rumors, a steep price for a fringe utility man.

That said, if the Red Sox do not make some external additions to the middle infield group, it would be unwise to cut Urías. The other internal options are Pablo Reyes, Enmanuel Valdez, Ceddanne Rafaela and David Hamilton. None of which have proven much of anything in the big leagues. 

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