Red Sox GM: Landing A Pitcher Is Unlikely

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 25: Newly named Executive Vice President/ General Manager of the Boston Red Sox Ben Cherington (L) smiles as President and CEO of the Red Sox Larry Lucchino claps during a press conference at Fenway Park October 25, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

The Boston Red Sox are rumored to be searching for a starting pitcher, such as right-handed starter Roy Oswalt, to add to their rotation. However, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington told Nick Cafardo of NESN.com that is unlikely the club will do so.

Earlier today it was reported the Red Sox are in on Roy Oswalt, but most likely out of the Edwin Jackson sweepstakes.

"We wouldn't rule out adding a starter, but I think it's unlikely at this point. "We're going to keep looking for ways to improve the team, including the pitching staff, I wouldn't expect any major changes."

After trading middle infielder Marco Scutaro to the Rockies in what seemed like a pure salary dump, the general consensus was the team would make a strong push for Roy Oswalt. While the team has made an offer to Oswalt, it isn't the $10 million deal he's looking for, putting him in a tough bind.

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