With the Boston Red Sox shutting down many of their starting pitchers, it’s time too look for some in-house help to finish off the season.
The Red Sox previously expressed a desire to utilize a six-man rotation, but due to injuries the team might not have enough starting pitchers to go around. To help alleviate that issue, the Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham suggested the team call on members of the bullpen to make spot appearances as a makeshift “sixth starter” for the remainder of the season.
Abraham and NESN’s Tom Caron discussed the potential moves on “Red Sox Gameday Live” before Wednesday’s series finale against the Baltimore Orioles.
“It sounds like Sunday in Toronto they’ll use the bullpen,” Abraham explained. “Some combination of Craig Breslow to start, maybe Jonathan Aro to start. Those guys have the ability to go two or three innings and just kind of patch it together from there.”
Hear more from Caron and Abraham in the video above.
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Thumbnail photo via Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Craig Breslow (32) pitches during the third inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.