Boston Red Sox Rumors: 3 Twins players to target at the Trade Deadline

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA - MARCH 14: Byron Buxton #25 of the Minnesota Twins (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JUNE 9: Alex Colome #48 of the Minnesota Twins (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images) /

Boston Red Sox Trade Target No. 2: Alex Colome

After being linked with the Red Sox all offseason long, it may be time to finally bring Alex Colome to Boston. The former closer has struggled in his first season with Minnesota, but that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t be worth it to make a move for him.

After a pair of dominant seasons with the Chicago White Sox, Colome packed up shop and left for their AL Central rival in Minnesota. It’s safe to say the move didn’t work too well for Colome, who has posted a 4.72 ERA and only picked up two saves on the season.

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While Colome has struggled, his numbers are primarily due to a very rough start to the season, which led to his ERA sitting at an ugly 8.31 at the end of April. Colome has gradually been working his way back to normalcy throughout the season, and seems to be finding his groove as the season progresses.

Colome certainly hasn’t lived up to expectations, and Minnesota may look to get out of his contract while they can. Boston could look to take a flier on the once dominant closer and see if they can get him back to his peak performance. He’s only a year removed from posting a 0.81 ERA, so clearly he can’t be too far off from what made him great.

Colome is only the right option if Boston doesn’t have to give up too much to get him. He offers the potential to develop into another high leverage option out of the bullpen, but based on what we have seen this season, he’s not worth shelling out a ton to get him. If Boston can acquire him for a couple of midlevel prospects, then they may want to consider pulling the trigger here.