Dansby Swanson’s honeymoon may be in full swing, but the rumors of the free-agent shortstop have not been slowed. Jon Heyman of MLB Network reported on Thursday afternoon that the Boston Red Sox, among others, have “seriously considered” adding Swanson to the club.
Red Sox appear to be seriously considering star free agent Dansby Swanson now. Would allow them to keep Story at 2B. Swanson’s in very good shape: Cubs, Dodgers, Braves among others interested.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 15, 2022
Xander Bogaerts was previously Boston’s shortstop, but the 30-year-old signed with the San Diego Padres last week on an 11-year deal.
The Red Sox join the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, and Atlanta Braves in pursuing Swanson. The shortstop position remains the question of the offseason from the Braves fanbase, and the more his market expands, the less likely it seems that Swanson will suit up for Atlanta in 2023.
Swanson was considered one of the “big four” free agent shortstops and is the last one to remain unsigned. He put together an incredible 2022, logging a .277 batting average with 25 homers. Defensively, he put up the second best fielding percentage of his career, at .986.
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