The Boston Red Sox are still trying to figure out who will pitch at the back-end of their starting rotation, with just a few weeks remaining before pitchers and catchers report to spring training.
As of now the rotation features Jon Lester, Josh Beckett, Clay Buchholz, Daniel Bard and then a collection of pitchers who were signed to minor league deals such as Aaron Cook and Carlos Silva.
General manager Ben Cherington recently said that adding another starting pitcher is unlikely, after showing interest and making offers to Edwin Jackson and Roy Oswalt. Jackson signed with the Washington Nationals and it seems as if Oswalt will choose between the Texas Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals.
I attended the Boston Baseball Writers Association of America Awards Dinner just a few weeks ago where Cherington told the crowd that he was content with the current roster. The next day he shipped Marco Scutaro to the Colorado Rockies to clear up payroll that was used to sign outfielder Cody Ross.
If Cherington decides again to make a move, here are some options of players who are still up for grabs.