Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Red Sox Trade Target Ervin Santana Wins Again Today

Ervin Santana Pitching Today (Getty Images)
Multiple sources have reported that the Red Sox are talking with Minnesota about a trade for starter Ervin Santana. Today, the 33-year old righty turned in another solid performance—going seven innings and giving up just one earned run as he out-dueled Tiger Justin Verlander. Santana is 3-8 with a 3.93 ERA this season for the woeful Twinkies. Even with the acquisition of Drew Pomeranz and the recent good start by Eduardo Rodriguez, the Red Sox have to be viewing the #5 starter spot as 'up in the air'. Santana—who would not cost a whole lot in terms of top prospects—still has two seasons left on his contract (at $13.5 million per year).