Report: Talks Between Roy Oswalt, Red Sox Have Had ‘No Traction’


The talks between the Red Sox and Roy Oswalt are seemingly at a standstill.

Although the Red Sox have courted the veteran pitcher in recent weeks, there is "no traction" in the negotiations according to

It comes as little surprise, since Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said the team was unlikely to sign another starting pitcher last week.

"We wouldn't rule out adding a starter, but I think it's unlikely at this point," Cherington said before NESN's Town Hall taping. "We're going to keep looking for ways to improve the team, including the pitching staff, I wouldn't expect any major changes."

The Cardinals, the Rangers and the Reds are among other teams in position to sign the 34-year-old hurler. However, St. Louis general manager John Mozeliak recently told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he wasn't expecting any significant moves before spring training.

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