Boston Red Sox

The 4 p.m. trade deadline has passed, and the Boston Red Sox did not make any moves on Tuesday, as first reported by the Boston Herald’s Michael Silverman on Twitter.

It turns out that Dave Dombrowski was being genuine when he said he’d be surprised if the Red Sox made any more moves after acquiring second baseman Ian Kinsler from the Los Angeles Angels late on Monday. The prevailing wisdom for much of the season was that the Red Sox would add to their bullpen before the deadline, but Dombrowski declined to do so.

“If I was telling you right now, [a trade for a reliever] probably would come out of the blue, more so,” Dombrowski said, per NBC Sports Boston’s Evan Drellich. “We still have a lot of conversations we’ve had with clubs, but I wouldn’t be surprised if [the Kinsler trade] was the last thing we did.”

Dombrowski added to reporters on Tuesday that the Red Sox didn’t really come close to making another move on Tuesday.

The Red Sox did add starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi, in addition to Kinsler. The Red Sox can still make a move via waivers before August 31. Otherwise, they’ll continue to depend on the relievers they have to bridge between the starters and closer Craig Kimbrel.

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