The Red Sox have been looking high and low for relief help, checking in on trade candidates from a number of teams. Nick Cafardo has a long, if not comprehensive list:
The Red Sox expect to do something to help their bullpen by the trading deadline Saturday afternoon. Toward that end they’ve explored everyone from Rafael Perez, Will Ohman, Mike Gonzalez, Matt Capps, Michael Wuertz, Craig Breslow, Sean Marshall, Kerry Wood, David Aardsma and Kyle Farnsworth to name a few.
There’s a good mix of names in there, but only a few really stand out as impact talent. The Sox have said time and again that they won’t overpay for a reliever, however, so picking up a buy-low candidate like Woods or Aardsma could be all they’re willing to do.