Now, injuries have left Boston shorthanded in their pen and searching for arms to fill the void.
On Monday, manager John Farrell revealed that lefty Andrew Miller will need surgery and is likely done for the season — leaving Craig Breslow the lone lefty in the Boston bullpen.
So, GM Ben Cherington has some work to do. He said Monday he would like to explore all options internally before delving into the trade market — which will get pricey leading up to the July 31 deadline.
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“You lose a guy, he has to be replaced somehow. We still think we have some internal options to consider and we might look at those over the course of the next few weeks. We have to have an opened mind,” Cherington said from Seattle.
There are options in Pawtucket, but none of them would really give the immediate impact that Boston is looking for "
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