The Cleveland Baseball Club is looking for trade partners, but the Boston Red Sox are not expected to pursue the dynamic shortstop.
A trade of Francisco Lindor appears inevitable, but do not expect the Boston Red Sox to be in pursuit. According to Jon Morosi, the Red Sox are not prioritizing a trade for the soon to be 27-year old shortstop.
This report essentially ends any hope that Boston would replace a star they traded the year before (Mookie Betts) with another in Francisco Lindor. Even if they were in on Lindor a discussion would need to take place in how they handle their current infielders. Boston already has a great shortstop in Xander Bogaerts, so there is not a glaring need a that position. The Red Sox would have to shuffle some things around to make it work. While that alone should not prevent a team from pursing someone like Francisco Lindor, the Red Sox do have more pressing issues at the moment.
Morosi mentions that Boston is expected to pursue pitching due to their struggles during the 2020 season. Addressing the pitching staff could take at team that finished last in the American League East last season and make things a little bit more competitive in the division. Adding a few pitchers to their team will not catapult Boston from worst to first, but it should prevent the Red Sox from being a doormat for the second consecutive season.