Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sox One Of Three Teams In On Tigers Lefty RP Wilson

With all the talk of adding a 3B at the trade deadline, the Red Sox have nearly as big a need in their over-performing and over-worked bullpen. Multiple reports suggest that Boston is one of three teams (along with the Astros and Brewers) interested in trading for 29-year-old lefty reliever Justin Wilson of the Tigers. He is not to be confused with Alex Wilson, the right-handed reliever we shipped (along with Yoenis Cespedes) to the Tigers for Rick Porcello. Justin has 10 saves this year for Detroit and a 2.75 ERA. He could be used as a set-up guy for closer Craig Kimbrel. No word on what prospects/players would need to go to The Motor City to get Wilson.