BoSox Looking At Position Players Over Pitchers

As the trade deadline approaches, the Red Sox are probably going to be looking for position players rather than pitchers, GM Theo Epstein told Peter Gammons in an appearance on NESN (video link).

"I don't see a ton of pitching help out there unless it's the few guys who can really make an impact, who will take your farm system to get," Epstein said. "I think we could benefit from a complementary position player in the right spot."

Epstein cited the organization's pitching depth as a reason why the club won't seek out arms before the deadline.  For the time being, he says, the club won't look to tap into that depth to replace John Lackey in the rotation.  The 32-year-old has a 7.47 ERA with 5.6 K/9 and 3.4 BB/9 through 13 starts this season.


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