Purple Sox reportedly listening to affords for Alex Verdugo

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Verdugo says he needs to remain in Boston, and that he doesn’t concern himself with commerce rumors.

The Purple Sox may transfer on from Verdugo earlier than Tuesday’s MLB commerce deadline. Michael Dwyer/AP Photograph

The Boston Purple Sox are listening to commerce affords for proper fielder Alex Verdugo, per Chris Cotillo and Sean McAdam of MassLive.

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It doesn’t seem as if the Purple Sox are actively attempting to do away with Verdugo, however they’re positively testing his market. An American League workforce supply advised MassLive that the Purple Sox had requested if their membership had curiosity within the outfielder.

The Purple Sox can go in a number of instructions throughout this commerce deadline. They’ll purchase, including much-needed pitching assist for an affordable value. They’ll proceed promoting after buying and selling Kiké Hernández by offloading impending free brokers Adam Duvall and James Paxton. It appears to be like as if the Purple Sox would possibly perform a little little bit of each, welcoming gamers that may contribute in Boston for a few years whereas including to their ever-growing prospect pool.

Buying and selling Verdugo, although, could be attention-grabbing. Purple Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom has acknowledged that the workforce needs so as to add controllable items earlier than Tuesday’s deadline, and Verdugo won’t be a free agent till 2024. However in a clogged Boston outfield with a few prospects in Triple-A Worcester trying to be part of the big-league workforce subsequent season, it’s unclear what Verdugo’s position on this workforce is long-term. 

Regardless, Verdugo seems to be taking these commerce rumors in stride.

“Truthfully, I don’t care. I don’t care,” Verdugo stated on Sunday. “No matter occurs, occurs. I actually don’t care about that stuff.”

Verdugo has expertise with being traded. The Purple Sox acquired him from the Dodgers within the 2020 deal that despatched celebrity Mookie Betts to Los Angeles. After your first commerce, he stated, you start to develop numb to it.

“I’m right here taking part in, I’m with the Purple Sox. I assumed the identical factor after I was with the Dodgers. I assumed I wouldn’t get traded and I ended up getting traded. This isn’t my first time and I really feel like when you get traded, you don’t care. You don’t care.”

Verdugo says he loves taking part in in Boston.

“I wish to stick with the Purple Sox. I wish to be right here. However on the finish of the day, it’s a enterprise and all I’ve to do is exit and play. I separate [on-field baseball from the business aspect].”

WEEI’s Rob Bradford reported on Tuesday that the Purple Sox and Verdugo haven’t had severe discussions concerning an extension.

“We haven’t even tried,” stated Verdugo. “There’s been zero talks about an extension. I joke round about it, however they haven’t come to me with something. So there’s not one option to lead me to imagine that they’re taken with that, what I imply? There’s no actual talks of an extension, so since there’s no actual discuss of getting something finished, there’s nothing to get finished.”