A major league source informed the Boston Globe's Nick Carfado Sunday that the Red Sox "have fielded multiple calls and some offers" for Brad Penny. As Carfado writes,
So far the Red Sox, who feel they are dealing in a position of strength, haven't heard anything that would want to make them deal the right-hander even with a logjam in their starting rotation. The source indicated the Sox like their depth situation and would need to be overwhelmed to make a deal. While that scenario could take place as teams get more desperate to find pitching, the Red Sox feel they can hold off even it if creates tough decisions internally.
"I think they learned from the Bronson Arroyo situation that depth is fleeting," said the major league source. "They won't make that mistake again."
Penny, a 31-year-old right-hander, is 5-2 this season with a 5.32 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 44/20 K/BB ratio. This report jives with Jon Heyman's tweet from yesterday. We discovered last week that the Phillies have some level of interest.