The Boston Red Sox entered Friday knowing that two starters (Eduardo Rodriguez and Steven Wright) were likely to begin the season on the disabled list. The last thing they wanted to see was another starter go down less than four weeks before Opening Day.

Alas, that's what happened, as left-hander Drew Pomeranz exited due to a forearm tightness in the middle of an at-bat during his first spring appearance.

Obviously it's unclear whether Pomeranz will miss time, but "forearm tightness" is rarely a good development -- take this at face value, and not as a prediction, that it's often a precursor to Tommy John surgery. As such, it's fair to wonder: would Boston consider signing one of the remaining free-agent starters -- perhaps Alex Cobb or Lance Lynn?