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Report: Sox among teams interested in this veteran reliever

Red Sox

Pitching is the top priority for the Boston Red Sox this offseason, and it looks like they have their eyes set on a veteran reliever to shore up their bullpen.

According to Robert Murray of FanSided, the Red Sox are among the teams interested in right-hander Alex Colomé. Other teams showing interest include the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals.

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Colomé is coming off an outstanding 2020 season with the Chicago White Sox in which he posted a 0.81 ERA and 0.94 WHIP in 21 appearances. The 32-year-old spent the first six years of his MLB career in Tampa Bay -- while Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom was in the Rays front office -- then played one season with the Seattle Mariners before joining the White Sox in 2019.

Boston recently signed right-hander Matt Andriese to a one-year contract, but there's no doubt more needs to be done to improve the pitching staff ahead of the 2021 campaign. Adding a reliable bullpen arm like Colomé would be a step in the right direction.