As we gear up for an exciting week in Nashville, Tennessee, many are wondering if the Red Sox will make a major move as they look to turn the tide. What are the odds of them making a splash? “I can’t handicap it," General Manager Ben Cherington told reporters, including Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe (via Twitter). "You can’t rule it out. I certainly wouldn’t rule it out. I think if there’s a deal that we feel really makes the organization stronger short and long term, we’ll pursue it. Some of those could fit into that category.” Here's more out of Boston..
- The Red Sox will try to steer clear of long-term commitments, but team President and CEO Larry Lucchino says that there is no hard line on how many years they might give to a free agent, writes Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald.
- Manager John Farrell says that there has been no discussion about moving Ryan Lavarnway or Jarrod Saltalamacchia to first base, Abraham writes. There has been speculation that the Red Sox might trade one of the catchers after signing David Ross last month.
- Neither Cherington nor Farrell are willing to close the door on the possibility of a deal involving Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz, or any other starting pitcher on the roster, writes Evan Drellich of MLB.com.