A trade went down in the wee-wee hours: the Boston Red Sox acquired third baseman Eduardo Nunez from the San Francisco Giants. The Giants will receive minor league pitchers Shaun Anderson and Gregory Santos in return. Third baseman for the Boston Red Sox have, obviously, been terrible this year, with Pablo Sandoval being released and Brock Holt being injured for most of the season. top prospect Rafael Devers was just called up and got his first start for Boston last night, but it may be a lot to ask of a 20-year-old to carry third base every day for a contender. Nunez can play other infield positions, but it’s not like second base and short are problem areas for Boston. Better too have too many
Our BST crew debates whether there will be too much pressure put on Rafael Devers
While the U.S. Women’s Open finished strong, the women’s Major at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey was nonetheless colored by the dubious benefit of being attended by course owner Donald Trump. The positives: South Korea’s Sung Hyun Park won the event two strokes ahead of amateur sensation Hye-Jin Choi, and Trump became the first-ever sitting U.S. president to attend the national women’s open event. The negatives: After multiple protests throughout the weekend, security detail distractions, and a record media pool seemingly more interested in the President’s disregard of women’s rights than the golf, the overall experience likely gave pause to organizers of the 2019 Scottish Open – which the Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeen is thought to be a shoe-in to host – and the R&A, organizers of the Open Championship, this week at Royal Birkdale and likely at the Trump-owned Turnberry in 2022.