Inbox: Which free agents will Red Sox sign?

Who do you expect the Red Sox will actually sign? — @clarkinak on Twitter I’m going to say they sign right-handed starter Jake Odorizzi and super-utility player Kiké Hernández. MLB.com’s Jon Paul Morosi was first to report on Friday that Hernández and the Red Sox “have momentum on a deal.”

Who do you expect the Red Sox will actually sign?
— @clarkinak on Twitter

I’m going to say they sign right-handed starter Jake Odorizzi and super-utility player Kiké Hernández.

MLB.com’s Jon Paul Morosi was first to report on Friday that Hernández and the Red Sox “have momentum on a deal.” This acquisition would make total sense for Boston.

While Hernández, 29, can play all over the diamond à la Brock Holt, he could be a big part of the solution for the Red Sox at second base. Hernández has made 223 career starts in the outfield, which is another area where the Red Sox are looking to add depth. The right-handed hitter has made double-digit starts at seven positions in his career. Catcher is the only position he’s never played.

The versatile veteran, who was part of a World Series-winning Dodgers’ squad in 2020, proved what kind of pop he has in his bat when he hit 21 homers in 2018 and 17 more in ’19.

Odorizzi would give them another proven quality starter to add alongside Eduardo Rodriguez and Nathan Eovaldi. Because injuries limited Odorizzi to just four starts…

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