Red Sox Reveal Plan at Shortstop After Trevor Story Injury

The Boston Red Sox will lean on Pablo Reyes and David Hamilton to fill the void left by Story.
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The Boston Red Sox were dealt a serious blow on Friday night as veteran shortstop Trevor Story suffered a dislocated shoulder against the Los Angeles Angels. Story was placed on the 10-day injured list on Saturday after an MRI revealed the dislocation of his shoulder.

It was disappointing news, to say the least, as the Red Sox were looking forward to having a full season of Story at shortstop after only playing in 43 games last season because of right elbow surgery (UCL).

With Story likely out for an extended period, Boston will hope that a couple of infielders inside the organization can fill the void left by the 31-year-old shortstop.

Red Sox News: David Hamilton, Pablo Reyes to Get First Shots at Shortstop

Red Sox manager Alex Cora and Chief Baseball Officer Craig Breslow spoke about the team’s potential shortstop candidates Saturday. Breslow mentioned David Hamilton and Pablo Reyes as options who can help the team.

“I think we’ve got some depth,” Breslow said, per Christopher Smith of MassLive. “(David) Hamilton coming up and being able to step in provides a left-handed option there. Pablo (Reyes) has got plenty of experience at shortstop.”

The Red Sox called up Hamilton from Triple-A Worcester on Saturday, who made his major league debut last season, where he hit .121 with two doubles and had two stolen bases in 15 games.

As for Reyes, he got the start for the Red Sox on Saturday night, where he went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts. The 30-year-old infielder is hitting .188 with three RBI to start the 2024 season.

Breslow also mentioned that the team has other options in the farm system, but one would hope that Reyes and Hamilton can be a stop-gap until the Red Sox get more clarity on how long Story will be out.

Meanwhile, Cora told reporters on Saturday that the team will go with a platoon at shortstop and second base. If that’s the case, the Red Sox could use Vaughn Grissom at either of those spots, who is rehabbing from a hamstring strain. 

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