Red Sox acquire shortstop, former AL steals leader Adalberto Mondesi from Royals

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The Red Sox continue to piece together their infield.

According to a major league source, the Red Sox have acquired shortstop Adalberto Mondesi and a player to be named later in exchange for lefty reliever Josh Taylor. MLB.com's Mark Feinsand was first to report the deal.

The 27-year-old Mondesi was hitting .140 in 15 games through the 2022 season before suffering a torn ACL in May, ending his campaign. The previous season the shortstop battled oblique and hamstring issues.

Mondesi became the first player to make his major league debut in a World Series, appearing for the Royals during their 2015 run. The most games he has played in came during the 2019 season when he appeared 102 times, leading the American League with 10 triples while hitting .263 with a .715 OPS and stealing 43 bases.

The switch-hitting speedster figures to compete for playing time at shortstop with Kiké Hernandez and Christian Arroyo.

Josh Taylor battled a back issue for all of 2022, failing to appear in a major league game. The season before, however, he had evolved into one of Alex Cora's more trusted relievers, pitching in 61 games.

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