Not that it’s a surprise, what with them 13.0 games back in the AL West, behind three teams, and 9.0 games back in the Wild Card race, but the Angels are selling.
Source: #RedSox get Kinsler.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2018
Jerez and buttrey to laa for kinsler, now a Red Sox
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 31, 2018
With Dustin Pedroia still out, the Red Sox arguably could use another infielder, even if their offense is already silly strong as it is. The 36-year-old Kinsler can still provide a near-league-average bat, plus solid defense at second base.
More broadly, it should be noted that the Angels have a TON of interesting relief pitching that they could be marketing right now, so you can include them in the pool of teams from which buyers like the Cubs could be choosing. Jose Alvarez, Blake Parker, and Cam Bedrosian have all been good.