The prospects of no cost-agent closer Craig Kimbrel returning to the Boston Red Sox ended up all but extinguished on Monday.
Red Sox chairman Tom Werner shipped the verdict when asked if the group could possibly resign the 30-yr-outdated Kimbrel.
“I believe it truly is incredibly not likely,” Werner instructed reporters.
Kimbrel saved 108 game titles and was an All-Star in just about every of the earlier three seasons in Boston.
All round, he is a 7-time All-Star but the no cost-agent market place hasn’t been booming for his solutions.
Early in the offseason, there ended up reviews Kimbrel was trying to find a offer really worth far more than $100 million.
As spring training approached, there was a speculation that a short-phrase offer with the Red Sox could possibly be an option.
Meanwhile, Red Sox president of baseball functions Dave Dombrowski has expressed that the club does not strategy on shelling out significant money for a closer. Werner’s remark on Monday follows the exact line of thinking.
Kimbrel has 333 career will save in nine seasons with the Atlanta Braves (2010-14), San Diego Padres (2015) and Red Sox (2016-18).