Courtesy MLB Trade Rumors, CBSSports.com has this perplexing rumor.
he Red Sox are deep in conversations with the White Sox on a trade that would send infielder Juan Uribe to Boston, according to sources.
Uribe is batting just .225 in limited playing time this season, but his three home runs are one more than all Red Sox shortstops have hit. Boston shortstops are 28th in the majors in runs scored and 23rd in RBI.
It’s not clear who the White Sox would get in return for Uribe, but one possibility is Alex Cora, the utility infielder who has fallen out of favor in Boston. Cora’s brother, Joey, is the White Sox’s bench coach.
One word: Why?
Though I will say it’s interesting to hear that Cora may no longer be thought of as the best player on the team not good enough to start (maybe because Sean Casey has shown them what an actual good bench player looks like).