Red Sox

Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox reportedly are confident they can make one more "impactful" move before Wednesday's MLB trade deadline.

And it seems that move could come where they need the most help: the bullpen.

In his latest notes column Monday, The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reported the Red Sox continue to have interest in Toronto Blue Jays closer Ken Giles.

"All of the contenders, including the Red Sox, are in on Jays closer Ken Giles and many are pursuing Daniel Hudson as well," Rosenthal wrote.

MLB Network's Jon Morosi reported on July 21 that Boston had "active interest" in both Giles and San Diego Padres closer Kirby Yates, while several recent reports have tied the Sox to New York Mets reliever Edwin Diaz.

Boston's pursuit of a legitimate closer isn't surprising, as the club has paid the price for not replacing Craig Kimbrel this offseason. The Red Sox own the worst save percentage in baseball at 53.9 percent (18 blown saves in 39 opportunities) and have watched Nathan Eovaldi surrender five runs in 2 2/3 innings since making him their "closer."

Giles comes with plenty of ninth-inning experience with 74 saves over the past two-plus seasons and is enjoying a strong 2019 campaign, taking a 1.54 ERA and 14.9 strikeouts-per-nine-innings rate into the trade deadline.

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