The Sox will likely add catcher Ryan Lavarnway. Two other catchers, Portland’s Christian Vazquez and Pawtucket’s Dan Butler, are on the 40-man roster.
Center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. likely will stay down with the PawSox for their playoff run. He could add valuable defense and a left-handed bat.
Although longshots, PawSox outfielder Bryce Brentz and Pawtucket first baseman/outfielder Alex Hassan could be added for additional right-handed bats. Brentz, however, would need to be added to the 40-man roster.
Brock Holt could provide infield depth.
Boston will look for right-handed relievers already on the 40-man roster. Pedro Beato, Rubby De La Rosa, Steven Wright, Jose De La Torre, Alex Wilson (who is rehabbing from a thumb injury now) and Brayan Villarreal are possibilities.
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