Found December 12, 2012 on NESN.com:
The Red Sox have an obvious need for a fifth starter — not necessarily a No. 5 starter — and they’re willing to exhaust all of their options in looking to solidify their rotation. Boston has shown an interest in Ryan Dempster, Kyle Lohse, Francisco Liriano, Shaun Marcum and Anibal Sanchez, according to Sean McAdam of Comcast Sports Net. The Red Sox are still looking to sign players to shorter term contracts, so it may be unrealistic to go after a pitcher like Sanchez. Sanchez is the most promising of that bunch, though. He came up through the Red Sox system — he was part of the Hanley Ramirez-Josh Beckett deal — and proved last season, albeit in a small sample size, that he could get it done in the AL while with the Tigers. Overall in 2012, Sanchez posted a 3.86 ERA with 167 strikeouts in 195 2/3 innings split between Miami and Detroit. Marcum is a new name to be associated with the Red Sox. The 31-year-old starter has experience in the AL East after having spent the first five year...
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