Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 7/11/13
If there’s one thing we’re learning a few weeks before the trade deadline, it’s that the Red Sox are fishing for bullpen help. Their excursion stems from coast to coast. According to FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi, the Red Sox and Tigers have checked in with the Giants about relievers in case San Francisco decides to sell. The Giants enter Thursday with a 40-50 record, and although they’re only 6 1/2 games back in the NL West, they’re also in last place. San Francisco obviously has some work to do and if it doesn’t do it before July 31, perhaps we’ll see the Giants sell off some pieces. If that’s the case, it then becomes a matter of which relievers the Giants are willing to move. Morosi lists Javier Lopez as one potential candidate to move if the Giants decide to become sellers. Lopez, who is a free agent after this season, has a 1.64 ERA in 22 innings over 38 appearances this season. The 36-year-old left-hander has spent the last four seasons with the Giants, but he has pitched for four other teams, including the Red Sox from 2006 to 2009. Sergio Romo (signed through 2014), Jeremy Affeldt (signed through 2015), Jose Mijares (under control through 2014) and Santiago Casilla (signed through at least 2015) are among the other veteran relievers out in San Francisco. Sources: #Tigers and #RedSox have checked in with #SFGiants on bullpen arms in case SF decides to sell. @MLBONFOX— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 11, 2013 Javier Lopez one candidate to move if #SFGiants sell. Scheduled to be a free agent after this year. (Red Sox lost A. Miller for year.)— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 11, 2013 Have a question for Ricky Doyle? Send it to him via Twitter at @TheRickyDoyle or send it here.

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