Nothing Easy For Red Sox, As Season Heads Into Stretch Run

Aug 2, 2017

With the second half of Major League Baseball's season now well underway, things are starting to get interesting in the American League East. 

The Boston Red Sox, who've been in first place for most of the season, are just a half game ahead of the rival New York Yankees. Both teams added some players before Monday's trade deadline.

We checked in with Jen McCaffrey, who covers the Sox for MassLive. She said that just hours before the deadline, the Sox acquired reliever Addison Reed from the Mets to bolster an injury-riddled pitching staff. McCaffrey said two other notable additions have already started to make their presence felt, including utility player Eduardo Nunez.