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 Posted: Fri May 5th, 2017 09:02 pm
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Third base has been a cursed position for the Boston Red Sox this season but president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski isn't looking elsewhere for help.

Marco Hernandez joined fellow third basemen Brock Holt and Pablo Sandoval on the disabled list Thursday, leaving the Red Sox with limited options at the position. Hernandez and Sandoval could see lengthy stays on the DL, while Holt's issues with vertigo continue to leave his return date up in the air.

Despite the limited in-house options - Josh Rutledge and Chase d'Arnaud - Dombrowski told Alex Speier of the Boston Globe on Thursday that the club does not plan to go outside the organization for help at this time.

The Red Sox have received limited production from their third basemen this season, with Sandoval, Rutledge, Steve Selsky, and Hernandez combining to hit .206/.243/.340 with three home runs, 22 strikeouts, and 11 errors in 30 games.

"With the injuries and errors there, I've considered an exorcism at third base," manager John Farrell said, according to Tim Britton of the Providence Journal.

Red Sox top prospect Rafael Devers is hitting .324/.359/.595 with five home runs and five doubles in 19 games with Double-A Portland. Despite his success, however, Dombrowski said there are no plans to rush him to the majors.