The Red Sox are “pushing” to acquire a starting pitcher and could do so in short order, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. It’s unknown who the team is targeting specifically.
The Sox have a rotation need after deciding to shift Nathan Eovaldi to the bullpen when he returns from the injured list after the All-Star break. The fifth starter spot is currently wide open, with Hector Velazquez, Steven Wright and the use of an “opener” among the top options currently in play.
Boston is unlikely to add significant salary at this point in this season, so any addition will likely come at a lower cost. That, of course, may drive up the prospect cost for a team that doesn’t have a ton of high-end talent on the farm.