The Boston Red Sox have a lengthy to-do list for this offseason, and that includes adding several pitchers.
With starting pitchers Nate Eovaldi, Rich Hill and Michael Wacha all hitting free agency, the Red Sox have several holes in their rotation. And while the MLB offseason is still young, they've already been connected to several available arms.
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Boston's list of targets is an interesting mix, from star Japanese pitcher Kodai Senga to lesser-known players like Seth Lugo and Andrew Heaney. The Red Sox have also expressed interest in bringing back Eovaldi and/or Hill and have re-engaged with Corey Kluber for the second offseason in a row.
As always, Chaim Bloom and Boston's front office appear to be considering a variety of options. This approach makes sense early in the offseason when there are still plenty of names available, but the Red Sox need to act soon before they start coming off the board.
It's also notable that Boston does not appear to be linked to the top hurlers on the market like Justin Verlander, Jacob deGrom and Carlos Rodon. The Red Sox have generally shied away from handing out big contracts under Bloom with the exception of Trevor Story, who inked a six-year, $140 deal with Boston last winter.
This is a critical offseason for Bloom and the Red Sox, who are coming off their second last-place finish in three seasons under his watch. If the team doesn't improve considerably in 2023, he could be a free agent himself by this time next year.