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Boston Red Sox
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The Red Sox, continuing their search for bullpen help, are maintaining contact with the White Sox and Brewers about possible trades, according to major league sources.
The White Sox, sources say, are actively shopping two potential free agents, lefty Matt Thornton and righty Matt Lindstrom. The team, however, is unlikely to trade its closer, right-hander Addison Reed, who is under club control through 2017.
Righty Jesse Crain, a potential free agent who figured to be in the highest demand of any White Sox reliever, is on the disabled list with shoulder soreness.
The Brewers, like the White Sox, are motivated to trade some of their bullpen pieces. The Red Sox have been scouting the Brewers, sources say, and their possible targets include right-hander Francisco Rodriguez and lefty Mike Gonzalez.
Rodriguez, 31, is 9-for-9 in save opportunities and owed less than $1 million for the rest of the season. Gonzalez, like the White Sox's Thornton, would add to the Red Sox's depth from the left side.
Craig Breslow is the Red Sox's only left-handed reliever. Andrew Miller is out for the season with a left foot injury, and Franklin Morales remains on the DL recovering from a strained left pectoral.
The Red Sox also have checked in with the Giants about possible trades for relievers, but the Giants are uncertain of their direction, sources say. Boston also could jump on other bullpen arms as they become available; the Rockies, for example, could trade Rafael Betancourt if they fall out of contention in the NL West.
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Boston could always use another Thornton, right?
The Red Sox acquired reliever Matt Thornton, along with cash considerations, from the White Sox on Friday in exchange for minor league outfielder Brandon Jacobs. The deal — like any trade, really — carries some risk, but not enough to reconsider the addition of a potentially valuable left-hander to a bullpen in flux.
It was no...
The Red Sox, getting a jump on the bullpen market, announced on Friday night the acquisition of left-hander Matt Thornton and cash from the White Sox for minor-league outfielder Brandon Jacobs.
Thornton, who turns 37 on Sept. 15, will give the Sox a second left-handed reliever to go with Craig Breslow. Andrew Miller is out for the season due to a left-foot injury, and another lefty...
New Red Sox reliever Matt Thornton
The Red Sox made a fairly important move tonight by acquiring White Sox left-handed relief pitcher Matt Thornton. Thornton is 0-3 with a 3.86 ERA in 40 appearances for the White Sox this season. He is a solid lefty arm that will be added to a severely depleted bullpen. After the injury to Andrew Miller and the ineffectiveness of Andrew Bailey...
The Red Sox acquired left-handed reliever Matt Thornton last night in exchange for outfield prospect Brandon Jacobs. As I mentioned last night Thornton is an important get for a depleted Red Sox bullpen. Thornton will be more of a left-handed specialist for the Sox going forward (lefties have a career .229 career BA vrs. Thornton and a .173 average this season.) He has been...
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The Red Sox did not wait until closer to the trade deadline to
improve their bullpen. On Friday night they obtained lefthander Matt
Thornton from the White Sox in exchange for Double A outfielder Brandon...
The Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox have made a deal. Not a deal of huge proportions, but the Red Sox did acquire former All-Star reliever Matt Thornton along with cash considerations in exchange for minor league outfielder Brandon Jacobs.
The Red Sox have added a lefty arm for the stretch drive while the White Sox have officially begun their tear down. Thornton is 0-3 with...
It will not be as simple as changing his socks but that is exactly what left handed reliever Matt Thornton will do. On Friday the Chicago White Sox sent the veteran left hander to the Boston Red Sox for outfielder Brandon Jacobs.
Thornton has long been considered one of the best lefties in baseball and his departure from the White Sox does not figure to be the last prior to the trade...
Earlier tonight, the White Sox made the first of what could be more than a couple of trades in the coming weeks. Long-time Sox reliever and left-hander Matt Thornton was sent to the Boston Red Sox and AA outfielder Brandon Jacobs. The White Sox also sent $750K to Boston, meaning the Red Sox will have to pay the bulk of Thornton’s remaining $3.5 million dollar contract.
The Red Sox took the first step toward shoring up their embattled bullpen Friday, acquiring left-handed reliever Matt Thornton from the White Sox.
Thornton fills a serious need for the Red Sox, as Andrew Miller‘s injury last week left Craig Breslow as the only southpaw remaining in the Boston bullpen.
Miller, whose impending foot surgery will likely put him out for the remainder...
It’s back to Triple-A for Steven Wright.
The Red Sox announced that Wright, who dazzled in relief on Thursday, was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket to make room for the newly acquired Matt Thornton.
Wright pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings out of the bullpen against the Mariners on Thursday, but the Red Sox acquired Thornton in a trade with the White Sox on Friday. Boston sent minor...
Matt Thornton isn’t the only White Sox reliever generating interest in Boston.
According to The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo, the Red Sox are interested in White Sox relievers Matt Lindstrom and Addison Reed, in addition to Thornton. Cafardo reports that the Red Sox are “looking everywhere for relief.”
It’s no secret that the Red Sox could use bullpen help, especially with...