Red Sox make out like big winners in Adam Ottavino trade

NEW YORK, NEW YORK — OCTOBER 15: Adam Ottavino #0 of the New York Yankees pitches during the seventh inning against the Houston Astros in game three of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium on October 15, 2019, in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

After a stagnant offseason, the Boston Red Sox have made three moves to address critical areas of weakness this week.

It all started with the signing of Kiké Hernández, who will likely assume the team’s starting second baseman's role. Then right-handed starter Garrett Richards was inked to a one-year deal with a club option for 2022 the next day.