Theo Epstein Says Red Sox More Likely to Be in Market for Position Players As Trade Deadline Nears


Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein is a pretty busy guy all year long. This time of year, though, business really starts to pick up.

With the trade deadline rapidly approaching, the GM sat down Hall of Famer Peter Gammons on Red Sox Gameday Live Presented by UNO to talk about the state of the Red Sox. Epstein said that when it comes to the deadline, the Sox are probably going to be looking for position players rather than pitchers.

"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," he said. "I think we could benefit from a complementary position player in the right spot."

Epstein cited the organization's pitching depth as another reason the Sox may not make a move for another arm, but did admit that the club is continuing to find ways to get the big league rotation squared away.

With that, Epstein discussed the future of John Lackey and what the struggling right-hander's role will be in the future.

To hear what Epstein had to say about the deadline, Lackey and the progress of players like Clay Buchholz, Ryan Kalish and Jose Iglesias, see the video above.

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