Boston “would prefer” to move pitcher Clay Buchholz this offseason but could have a better chance of completing a deal if they make Drew Pomeranz available, according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe.
Buchholz’s name has been mentioned in trade rumors over the last few months, but it might be challenging to move him because he struggled in 2016. Buchholz has also been plagued by injuries in the past and is due to make more than $13 million next season.
Over 139.1 innings with the Red Sox last season, Buchholz pitched to a 4.78 ERA and 5.06 FIP.
Here’s the latest from around the American League East:
- Yes, the Yankees are clearly confident in Aroldis Chapman’s ability. However, will he have this much success as he gets older?
- Matt Wieters clearly doesn’t want to sign any time soon, and the Orioles might not be willing to wait much longer.
- Tampa Bay often seems open to making risky moves, and adding Wilson Ramos could be just that.
- There is still a chance Jose Bautista remains with the Blue Jays, which might end up being the best-case scenario for both sides.
- Now featuring Chris Sale, Boston’s rotation is significantly left-handed heavy.