Friday, July 31, 2015

Red Sox Pursuing Pitchers Ross And Carrasco?

Carrasco (L), Ross (R)
With only hours until the 4PM MLB trade deadline, the Red Sox are reportedly pursuing the "young, controllable pitching" they hinted at over the last week or so.'s Jerry Crasnick now reports that Boston is in hot pursuit of Padres starter Tyson Ross and/or Cleveland starter Carlos Carrasco. Supposedly, Ben Cherington likes Ross "a lot", but Carrasco is actually a much better talent. There is also an unsubstantiated sub-rumor that San Diego closer Craig Kimbrel could be included in the Ross deal. Could this lead to a subsequent trade of current Red Sox closer Koji Uehara? Literally, stay tuned!