The Red Sox have called about Freddy Garcia

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The Boston Herald says that the Red Sox, looking to get some “buy-low” starting pitching, have called Freddy Garcia’s agent.

I would presume that the Yankees have at least some degree of interest in bringing Garcia back given that he was pretty darn useful last year.  Which makes one wonder if you can really “buy-low” on a commodity that both the Red Sox and the Yankees both seem to want.

Steven Wright undergoes procedures on left knee

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The Red Sox announced that starter Steven Wright underwent a left knee arthroscopy and debridement on Monday in New York. There is no timetable yet for his recovery, so it is still not known if he will be ready for spring training.

Wright, 34, was bothered by left knee issues throughout the 2018 season. He made four starts and 16 relief appearances totaling 53 2/3 innings, posting a 2.68 ERA with 42 strikeouts and 26 walks. Wright was on the ALDS roster but was removed due to the knee issue and did not appear in the postseason.

Wright is entering his second of three years of arbitration eligibility. He is due a raise on his $1.1 million salary. The Red Sox could non-tender him, but that seems unlikely.