The Boston Red Sox are doing their due diligence.
According to WEEI's Rob Bradford, they will be among the teams in attendance at free-agent left-hander Cole Hamels' workout Friday in Texas. The 37-year-old pitched only 3 1/3 innings last season with the Atlanta Braves due to a shoulder injury.
Previously, Hamels spent 10 years with the Philadelphia Phillies before joining the Texas Rangers in 2015 and the Chicago Cubs in 2018. In 2019 with Chicago, Hamels was 7-7 with a 3.81 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in 27 starts.
Hamels is a four-time All-Star who, if healthy, could provide some necessary pitching depth for Boston. While his days of being a bonafide ace are well behind him, the Red Sox would gladly take the numbers he produced with the Cubs in 2018 and '19.
The Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies also will attend Hamels' workout, per reports.