Red Sox Rumors: 5 relief pitchers to target before the MLB trade deadline
This one’s a longshot and the one who’s least unlikely to be available out of the five. Will Harris, of the Houston Astros, is now in his eighth major league season and is, statistically, having his best year yet at the veteran age of 34.
Harris has had a stellar career out of the pen and was rewarded with an All-Star appearance during a tremendous personal 2016 campaign. A World Series champion in ’17, Harris is still proving to be a force to be reckoned with in the American League.
It’s highly unlikely that the Astros will want to sell one of their premier relievers to an AL rival but if the Sox offered an intriguing prospect or two, it’s viable that a trade could be worked out. Now, I’m not expecting the Sox to go all out for a guy who’s on the wrong end of 34. However, if they want the best of the best for the rest of the year then it’s hard to look much further than Harris, who has only given up five earned runs on the season. Harris has the ability that will transcend this current bullpen.