Brandon McCarthy Should Be Target for Red Sox’ Fifth Rotation Spot (Video)

All of the Red Sox’ free agent rumors so far have pertained to offensive help, but the 2012 team wasn’t without their pitching woes as well.

One name that Peter Gammons thinks the Sox should keep in mind is Athletics free agent Brandon McCarthy. McCarthy missed the last month of last season after getting hit in the head with a line drive. McCarthy was cleared to resume pitching and other baseball activities and should draw significant interest in the market.

McCarthy was 8-6 with a 3.24 ERA last season before his injury with 73 strikeouts and 24 walks. Gammons said one appeal for McCarthy could be his roots as a Liverpool fan. Of course, the Red Sox could get McCarthy all the Liverpool tickets he could possibly want.

Watch the video above to hear Gammons talk about the Red Sox pitching needs with NESN’s Tom Caron on Red Sox Now.

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