Nick Cafardo of NESN.com is reporting that Boston Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington has said it is “unlikely” that the Red Sox will add a starting pitcher at this point.
“We wouldn’t rule out adding a starter, but I think it’s unlikely at this point,” Cherington said before Wednesday’s Town Hall session. “We’re going to keep looking for ways to improve the team, including the pitching staff, I wouldn’t expect any major changes.”
Earlier today a report surfaced announcing that Boston was out of the Edwin Jackson race, later in the day another source came forward to report that the Red Sox were still infact speaking with Edwin Jackson and were also, surprisingly, still involved with Roy Oswalt.
Cherington putting the proverbial nail in the coffin on adding a starting pitcher makes the salary dumping move of trading starting shortstop Marco Scutaro to the Colorado Rockies all the more puzzling.