Jake Odorizzi Rumors: New Update On Rumored Red Sox Target

The Red Sox have been linked to Odorizzi for most of the offseason


January 22, 2021

Jake Odorizzi has been linked to the Red Sox pretty much since he hit free agency.

His potential fit with Boston is perfect, after all.

And as of Friday morning, the Red Sox remained among the teams interested in the right-hander, sources confirmed to MLB Network’s Jon Morosi.

Odorizzi would be a nice addition to the middle of the Red Sox’s rotation, and he has a history with chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom from their overlapping time with the Tampa Bay Rays.

Odorizzi could be a cost-effective option for teams that don’t want to dabble in the Trevor Bauer tier of free agent pitchers.

The 30-year-old righty has spent the last three seasons with the Minnesota Twins. Bad injury luck limited him to just four starts last season, in which he posted an 0-1 record with a 6.59 ERA.

However, in 2019, Odorizzi went 15-7 with a 3.51 ERA. Across 195 appearances (192 starts) in the big leagues over nine years, Odorizzi has a 62-56 record with a 3.92 ERA.

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