Ian Kinsler. (John McCoy/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- The Red Sox pace the majors at 75-and-33, but you can never be too comfortable.
So, with a serious lack of offensive production at second base, Dustin Pedroia out indefinitely, and the non-waiver trade deadline looming today at 4, president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski acquired a new every day infield option--former Angels vet Ian Kinsler.
"I can't tell you who's going to be in the lineup on particular days and all that, but I think he's coming in with the idea that he's going to be our regular second baseman, at least most of the time," Dombrowski said. "And then that puts us in the spot where Brock becomes the utility guy that we really think he plays a really good role, and as does Nunes, who can go and play all over the field for us. And then when Devers gets back, we have the ability to go down to 12 pitchers, we think, at that time period, so we think it makes us a stronger ball club."
Boston parted with a pair of Triple-A pitchers for the soon to be free agent.
Kinsler's hitting just .239 with 13 homers and 32 RBI, but he's batting .320 with an .860 OPS this month. He's boasted a .452 average since the All-Star break. The four-time All-Star and former Gold Glover is a career .260 hitter at Fenway with seven home runs and 26 RBI in 41 games.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports