Half the team flew home before the game last night, including Ortiz, Ramirez, Pena and Wells. Only Wells had a non-medical reason, but he may not be on the team for much longer. Does it make sense for the Red Sox to look to the future? Based on their road trip, I would have to say yes. Actually, looking at the month of August makes you wonder why we had such high hopes for this team.
The Red Sox have gone 8-20 for the month of August.
With their current medical issues going team wide, I'd say it was time to say goodbye to Wells. Hello Kemp.
BostonHerald.com - Boston Red Sox: Wells may go to Dodgers
The Sox are believed to have asked the Los Angeles Dodgers for 21-year-old outfielder Matt Kemp for Wells. Kemp batted .279 with seven homers and 21 RBI in 37 games with the Dodgers from May 28-July 14. He’s currently batting .349 with three homers in 42 games for Triple-A Las Vegas.
Wells must be traded by midnight tomorrow to be eligible for a team’s postseason roster.