Nick Cafardo

Teams are asking about Red Sox’ extra pitchers

Drew Pomeranz worked as a reliever in the playoffs.
Drew Pomeranz worked as a reliever in the playoffs.AP

OXON HILL, Md. – The Red Sox don’t have much left to do, but they do have an excess in starting pitching. Already teams are beginning to call the Red Sox about the availability of their pitchers – anyone from Eduardo Rodriguez to Drew Pomeranz to Clay Buchholz.

It doesn’t appear Rodriguez is for sale. In a perfect world the Red Sox would shed Buchholz and his $13.5 million salary, but most of the interest centers around Pomeranz. Teams like Kansas City, Seattle, Pittsburgh, and Miami were definitely studying the Red Sox’ excess, which also includes lefties Henry Owens, Brian Johnson, and Roenas Elias.


The Sox could pull a deal where they try to shed money and also try to reload their depleted prospect list. This scenario could be the next shoe to drop for president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski, who took the Winter Meetings by storm on Tuesday by making three significant moves – trading for starter Chris Sale and reliever Tyler Thornburg, and signing first baseman Mitch Moreland.

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