Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz are on the disabled list, and Josh Beckett will throw a side session today that determines whether he can make his scheduled start on Sunday.
And yet, sources say the Red Sox haven’t started an all-out search for starting pitching help.
The team is evaluating trade possibilities, as always, but it doesn’t appear that Red Sox scouts are making special trips to see starting pitchers – at least not yet.
Two sources, in fact, suggested that a right-handed-hitting outfielder remains the team’s biggest deadline priority. Boston is among the teams that have checked in on Mets switch-hitting outfielder Carlos Beltran.
-- Jon Paul Morosi