Red Sox Free Agency: Three former pitchers to sign for a discount

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BOSTON, MA – SEPTEMBER 06: Jhoulys Chacin #43 of the Boston Red Sox pitches in the first inning of a game against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park on September 6, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) /

#2: Jhoulys Chacin

Much like Cashner, Jhoulys Chacin was brought in for the final month of the season to bolster the pitching staff. He had tours of both the bullpen and starting rotation and actually had some pretty good showings for Boston.

Chacin was signed to a minor league deal in August and called up at the beginning of September. His debut with the team came against the Yankees where he tossed a pair of strong innings and struck out four, can’t complain about that start.

Despite the righty finishing his term in Boston with an 0-2 record in 14.2 innings, his K/9 was an insane 12.9. If Bloom could work out a deal with him Chacin and send him to the bullpen, that could be a perfect fit.

Only needing to worry about a possible inning or two a night would allow Chacin to fire the ball as hard as he needs to in order to get his outs.

When the occasion calls upon him to eat some more innings or start a game, he’s capable of doing that as well. The versatility that Chacin could offer Cora would also allow the skipper to give the night off to guys like Matt Barnes and Marcus Walden.

Boston could use all the help they can get in the pitching department and bringing back someone recently with the team couldn’t hurt either.