According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, free-agent starter Brandon McCarthy is drawing interest from several teams, and the Red Sox are one of them.
“The A’s have been in contact with another of their free agents, starter Brandon McCarthy, but expected that there would be strong competition for the right-hander and they’re right: The Chronicle has learned that among the clubs already expressing interest are the Red Sox, the White Sox, the Cubs, the Royals, the Diamondbacks and the Twins – and the Angels and Rangers also are expected to join in,” Slusser reported.
McCarthy, 29, posted a 17-15 record and 3.29 ERA with Oakland over the past two years in 43 starts. The market for McCarthy should be interesting, as he suffered a frightening head injury last season when a line drive hit him in the head Sept. 5 "
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