The Boston Red Sox have reportedly engaged in "serious trade talks" centered on outfielder Andrew Benintendi this offseason.
According to Jim Bowden of The Athletic, no deal is imminent, but the Red Sox have spoken with multiple teams in hopes of landing prospects in exchange for Benintendi. Boston is especially interested in pitchers and outfielders.
Benintendi, 26, has spent his entire five-year MLB career with the Red Sox.
The 2015 first-round pick looked to be developing into one of the best young outfielders in baseball over his first few seasons.
In 2017, which was his first full season, Benintendi hit .271 with 20 home runs, 90 RBI, 20 stolen bases and 84 runs. He followed that up by hitting .290 with 16 homers, 87 RBI, 21 steals and 103 runs the next season while helping lead Boston to a World Series title.
Benintendi took a step back in 2019, though, hitting just .266 with 13 home runs, 68 RBI, 10 steals and 72 runs.