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.
"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.