Found March 20, 2013 on NESN.com:
Manager John Farrell acknowledged on Monday that the Red Sox have been looking to bolster their pitching depth. Don’t expect that depth to come in the form of Rick Porcello, though. The Red Sox are not currently pursuing Porcello, who has been the subject of trade speculation recently, according to FOXSports.com. There has been plenty of talk all offseason about whether the Tigers are looking to move Porcello, and the Rangers and Padres have reportedly been the most active in pursuing the right-hander. The Orioles have reportedly also scouted Porcello, but the same apparently can’t be said for the Sox, who some consider to be a match. According to the FOXSports.com report, the Red Sox would be able to satisfy the Tigers’ desire for late-inning relief help by offering Andrew Bailey. The two pitchers’ salaries line up, and the Sox acquired Joel Hanrahan this offseason to become the team’s closer, inherently giving rise to questions about Bailey’s long-term future in Boston. The Red So...
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