After all, executing a deal in August is far more complicated given the hoops teams must jump through as part of the waiver-wire process, and the Red Sox already addressed their most glaring needs with the deadline additions of utility man Eduardo Nunez and reliever Addison Reed and the promotion of third base prospect Rafael Devers.
But let’s not completely rule out the Red Sox tweaking their roster. Boston has made a few notable August transactions over the years, suggesting that Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski still could strike as the club seeks its second straight American League East title.
Of course, moves made after the non-waiver trade deadline — click here for how August trades work — don’t usually involve big names or generate much buzz. It’d be foolish to discredit any move made down the stretch, though, as under-the-radar transactions often look savvy in hindsight.
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