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Red Sox could turn to White Sox Ace to fill their biggest need at the trade deadline

The Boston Red Sox are in an intriguing spot right now.

Boston’s record doesn’t jump off the page, as the club currently sits at .500 with a 30-30 record. While this is the case, the Red Sox are in third place in the American League East and there are plenty of reasons for hope.

The Red Sox have one of the best starting rotations in baseball, even with Garrett Whitlock injured. Boston’s offense hasn’t been as potent as expected, but one of the biggest reasons for that is the fact that the club isn’t at full strength right now. The Red Sox should soon get reinforcements in Triston Casas and Masataka Yoshida, so there are certainly reasons to be excited about the team right now.

The trade deadline is less than two months away and if the Red Sox can get some wins, there’s a chance they’ll look at it. The Athletic’s Jim Bowden even predicted they would be buyers and want to add starting pitching help.

“The Red Sox are looking to add more starting pitching depth,” Bowden said. “They are eagerly awaiting the return of first baseman Triston Casas, who has been out since April 20 with a rib injury. They are getting very little production from that position and are greatly missing his bat in the lineup.”

It’s unclear who exactly the Red Sox could land, but Chicago White Sox pitcher Erick Fedde could make a lot of sense. Bowden called Fedde a player who could be dealt and could be a perfect fit for Boston.

Fedde is shining so far this season and has a 3.12 ERA in 12 starts. He could help fill in for Whitlock down the stretch and also give Boston an affordable starter in 2025. Fedde is under contract for next season at a reasonable $7.5 million.

The right-wing veteran could help in 2024 and 2025 and probably wouldn’t cost too much. Why not consider a deal?

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