Ben Cherington: Boston Red Sox Have Made Offers For Starting Pitching


Dec 9, 2014

The Boston Red Sox aren’t being held hostage by the Jon Lester situation.

The Red Sox have made both free-agent offers and trade offers at this week’s Major League Baseball winter meetings in San Diego, according to Boston general manager Ben Cherington.

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Lester seemingly is Boston’s top priority, but the Red Sox have several other holes to fill before Opening Day. The biggest area of need resides in the starting rotation, where there are questions beyond Clay Buchholz and Joe Kelly.

“At some point between the end of October and now, any starter that could conceivably be traded, we have talked to that team about,” Cherington told reporters Tuesday.

Lester is believed to be choosing between the Red Sox and Chicago Cubs. The left-hander informed the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night that they no longer were in the running for his services.

Thumbnail photo via Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports Images

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