Monday, July 2, 2018

The Red Sox Are Also Eyeing Relief Help From The Miami Marlins Bullpen

The scuttlebutt that Dave Dombrowski is hotly pursuing bullpen help was confirmed by reports that the team was in the hunt for Cincinnati closer Raisel Iglesias. Now, it appears that Double D is also scouting the possibilities in the Marlins 'pen. Reportedly, the Red Sox are looking at a trio of Miami relievers from which they can choose—Kyle Barraclough, Adam Conley and Drew Steckenrider. The 28-year-old Barraclough isn't eligible for free agency until after the 2021 season—so he (like Iglesias) could serve as a "firewall" against the potential free-agent departure of Craig Kimbrel. This season, Barraclough has posted a 0.99 ERA in 37 appearances for The Fish. Over 36.1 innings of work, he's allowed just 10 hits and 4 earned runs. In his four-year MLB career, Barraclough has struck out 11.6 batters per nine innings pitched. Conley has made 17 appearances on the year and boasts a 1.56 ERA with two wins. Previously a starter, Conley had won 8 games for the Marlins in each of the last two seasons. Steckenrider has made 39 appearances this year—with a 3.28 ERA. Stay tuned!