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Dave Dombrowski and the Red Sox are now interested in Ian Kinsler

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In an effort to solve the Red Sox‘s struggles on offense, former Tigers executive Dave Dombrowski could look at his former team for reinforcements.

According to Buster Olney, Dombrowski has rung Al Avila regarding the availability of second baseman Ian Kinsler as the non-waiver deadline approaches.

This is the second such rumor in as many days revolving around Kinsler, the first also reported by Olney yesterday involving the Brewers.

The Red Sox however provide a much more interesting conundrum.

Currently Dustin Pedroia is locked into the second base position for the Red Sox and will be for the foreseeable future. Dombrowski’s thinking though is moving the longtime middle infielder to the other side of the diamond to play third base.

During the month of July the Red Sox rank 25th in the MLB when it comes to OPS. Meanwhile their third baseman rank 30th overall for OPS this entire season.

Kinsler could provide a boost to that Boston offense however the second baseman is having a down year slashing at .241/.325/.394. Whether or not Kinsler improves or regresses on those numbers based on a move to a position he’s played at for two innings throughout his entire MLB career is another story.

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