It’s officially Red Sox rumor season, folks.
Boston enters its offseason with a lot to do following one the most disappointing campaigns in franchise history. The Red Sox already have filled their managerial void, and now their focus should toward to perhaps the greatest need on the roster: starting pitching.
What Boston ultimately does on either the free agent or trade market remains to be seen, but it reportedly already has show interest in at least one starting pitcher.
Check out this report from MLB Network’s Jon Morosi:
In addition to having a sweet name, Matt Shoemaker also is a decent big league starter when healthy.
The 34-year-old right-hander is coming off a season in which he allowed three runs or fewer in five of his six starts. He has a career 3.86 ERA in 104 starts.