Friday, October 24, 2014

Red Sox Scouting Yet Another Japanese Pitcher

(Photo by KYODO)
It's pretty obvious that the Red Sox are scouring every available starting pitching option for 2015—be it via trade, free agency or the international posting process. With their current options limited to "Kelly And Clay, And Look Skyward To Pray", they need all the warm bodies they can get. So it's not surprising that reports out of Japan have The Carmine Hose scouting soon-to-be 31-year old right-hander Chihiro Kaneko of the Orix Buffaloes. The 5'11", 170-pound Kaneko posted a 1.91 ERA this past season for Orix, and has a career mark of 2.69 over nine years. He is reportedly in the United States during the World Series to get a feel for MLB action. The Red Sox have also been mentioned in connection with another star pitcher from the Nippon Professional Baseball League—Kenta Maeda.