Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Sox And Evil Ones May Vie For Services Of Chris Archer At Trade Deadline

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While the Red Sox and Bronx Embalmers will go at it this weekend at The Concrete Bunker On 161st Street, they may also be butting heads at the trade deadline come the end of next month. Since both teams have recently lost two starters to injury (Boston minus Steven Wright and Drew Pomeranz), speculation is rampant that they are each "eyeing" Rays right-handed starter Chris Archer. The 29-year-old Archer is about to emerge from the disabled list—but had pitched well prior to that stint (2.47 ERA over seven starts). Archer is signed through 2021 at the "reasonable" cost of $31 million, so it might take a lot to get him to Boston. Stay tuned.