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MLB Trade Rumors: Red Sox Interested In Wuertz

The Red Sox have another candidate in their search for bullpen help in Oakland Athletics reliever Michael Weurtz, according to Nick Cafardo.

Weurtz, 31, is coming off a career year in 2009, when he posted a 2.63 ERA with 102 strikeouts in 78 innings. He hasn’t been nearly as effective in 2010 after an injury kept him sidelined to start the season, but is finishing up a strong July.

Weurtz is under contract at an affordable rate for 2011, with a team option for 2012. The Sox might run into the same problems in Oakland as they have elsewhere, though, as the A’s aren’t looking to unload the reliever unless they’re blown away.