Red Sox reportedly pushing to add starting pitcher, preferably 'sooner rather than later'

Ryan Hannable
July 08, 2019 - 11:50 am

Last week, Dave Dombrowski called out the Red Sox starting rotation for not living up to expectations, and now it seems like he's looking to address the issue.

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According to Ken Rosenthal, the Red Sox are pushing to add a starting pitcher and would prefer to act on it sooner rather than later.

Red Sox starters currently have a 4.70 ERA, which is 18th in baseball.

Due to Nathan Eovaldi's injury, the team has gone through a number of fifth starters the last several weeks and it has been a major issue, which has taxed the bullpen at times. When Eovaldi returns he will be the closer.

Some potential names who could be available in trade are: Marcus Stroman, Matthew Boyd, Robbie Ray, Jordan Lyles, Brett Anderson, Andrew Cashner, Caleb Smith and Zack Wheeler.

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