Dave Dombrowski told reporters in St. Petersburg, Fla., that the Red Sox aren't looking for starting pitching and could stand pat at the July 31 trade deadline.
Dombrowski: 'We're not looking for starting pitching at this point. I'll stop at that.' Says standing pat at deadline is possibility— Rob Bradford (@bradfo) July 8, 2017
Dombrowski, the Sox president of baseball operations, met with reporters before the game against the Rays at Tropicana Field on Saturday, didn't say if the Sox would be in the market for a third baseman or reliever. Double-A call-up Tzu-Wei Lin and Deven Marrero have helped to stabilize third base lately after an injury-filled, sub-par first half from Pablo Sandoval.
Rick Porcello (4-10, 5.01 ERA) started Saturday and David Price (4-2, 4.02) goes Sunday against the Rays in the last game before the All-Star break.
Coming out of the break, manager John Farrell has set a rotation of Drew Pomeranz (9-4, 3.60) on Friday night at Fenway Park against the Yankees, followed by Chris Sale (11-4, 2.75), Porcello and Price in a doubleheader next Sunday, Eduardo Rodriguez (4-2, 3.54) returning from the disabled list against the Blue Jays July 17 and Doug Fister (0-2, 6.14) against the Jays July 18.
#RedSox rotation out of the break:— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) July 8, 2017
Pomeranz, Sale, Porcello/Price in the doubleheader, Rodriguez, Fister.