As the old baseball adage goes, you can never have too much pitching.
Unfortunately for the 2020 Red Sox, most of that pitching hasn't been very good. Through 24 games, Boston's pitching staff has a collective 6.36 ERA, and the starting rotation's ERA is a horrific 6.97, which ranks 29th out of 30 teams.
Boston has already used 11 different starting pitchers and 22 pitchers overall (two of which were position players). So with pitching still an obvious need, the Sox took a flier on another arm Wednesday afternoon.
The Red Sox claimed right-handed pitcher Andrew Triggs off waivers from the San Francisco Giants. The 31-year-old has pitched in 46 games (27 starts) for the A's and Giants in his big league career, compiling a 9-9 record and a 4.68 ERA.
Unfortunately, his 2020 performance sits right in line with how Red Sox pitchers have performed this season: 0.1 IP, 3 ER, 3 BB, 81.00 ERA, 9.00 WHIP. Triggs has been assigned to Boston's alternate training site at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, R.I.