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Sep 7, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels first baseman Mark Trumbo (44) hits a two-run home run against the Texas Rangers in the first inning of the game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Red Sox may explore trade for Mark Trumbo

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are said to be shopping slugger Mark Trumbo, a player the Boston Red Sox may have interest in – assuming they’re unable to retain Mike Napoli.

The Red Sox offered Napoli a one year, $14.1 million dollar qualifying offer, an offer he’s expected to decline in search of a long term deal. He’s hopeful that will come from the Red Sox as is the team, though if the two sides are unable to agree to terms, the Boston Globe reports the Red Sox will turn their attention to the Angels’ Trumbo:

If the Red Sox don’t re-sign Mike Napoli, who is five years older, the 27-year-old Trumbo will be on their list of players to pursue. Trumbo, who would come at half Napoli’s price, cannot become a free agent until after the 2017 season, has tremendous righthanded power (34 homers, 100 RBIs this season), and is considered an above-average first baseman.

It’s scary to think what the powerful Trumbo could do in the offensively powered Fenway, though, it’s unknown if the Red Sox would be open to matching the Angels’ demands.

Tags: Anaheim Angels Boston Red Sox Mark Trumbo Mike Napoli

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