Trade interest in the Chicago Cubs' Matt Garza has started to pick up steam, and the Boston Red Sox are reportedly intrigued by the prospect of adding the 28-year old starter.
Dave Kaplan of CSN Chicago reports that the Red Sox, New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays are all involved in talks with Chicago about the right-handed Garza, who was 10-10 last season with a 3.32 ERA and 197 strikeouts in 198.0 innings.
Since top-notch starters like Gio Gonzalez have landed off the market, interest in Garza has raised considerably. Garza's two-year contract is friendly to teams looking to acquire starting pitching, but his price tag could be a bit high for the Red Sox to bite.
Kaplan reports that Chicago's asking price is thought to be "incredibly high," which would be a detriment to any suitor, and the Red Sox have reportedly been reluctant to part with their top prospects this offseason.