4 Former Red Sox Boston Can Sign For a Reunion in 2024

Chaim Bloom made plenty of questionable decisions by letting popular Red Sox walk. Can Craig Breslow bring any of them back?

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4. Michael Wacha

Michael Wacha only played one season in Beantown, starting 23 games for the Red Sox in 2022, but it was a productive one. During his season in Boston, Wacha posted an impressive 11-2 record with a 3.32 ERA. After the 2022 season, former Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom let Wacha walk and opted to ink two-time Cy Young Award Winner Corey Kluber to a one-year, $10 million deal instead. Kluber's 2023 season was disastrous, as he finished the season 3-6 with a 7.04 ERA.

Meanwhile, Wacha found a new home in San Diego for the 2023 season, and proved that his 2022 season was not an aberration. With the Padres, Wacha collected a14-4 record and recorded an impressive 3.22 ERA. Wacha finished third in all of baseball with .778 winning percentage. The right-hander would have ranked first on the Red Sox last season in wins, first in ERA amongst those with at least 100 innings pitched and third in innings pitched.

MLB.com has pointed to the Detroit Tigers as a potential landing spot for Wacha, as the team looks to boost their rotation with the expected loss of the aforementioned Eduardo Rodríguez in free agency.

Wacha will be entering his 12th season in the bigs, but is still in the middle stages of his career at 32 years old.

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