By Sean McAdam
BALTIMORE -- Despite numerous reports of the Red Sox' interest in Ivan "Pudge"Rodriguez as a possible solution to their catching problems, severalindustry sources suggest otherwise.
The Washington Nationalshave indeed let it be known that Rodriguez can be had, but the Red Soxdon't believe Rodriguez, 39, is a viable option behind the plate.
Inhis prime, Rodriguez had a terrific arm but had a habit of callingfastballs to help himself throw out baserunners. Pitchers didn't regardhim as much of a game-caller and his receiving skills, once average,have since slipped considerably.
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BOSTON - Parker Bidwell pitched a solid 6 2/3 innings and Los Angeles scored three runs after its challenge overturned an inning-ending double play in the second, leading the Angels to a 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday.
Ben Revere had three singles and Kaleb Cowart drove in two runs for Los Angeles, which won two of three against the Red Sox for its fifth series win in the last six.
Doug Fister (0-1) lost his Red Sox debut, giving up three runs and seven hits in six-plus innings. He was signed by Boston on Friday after being released by the Angels.
Mitch Moreland and Jackie Bradley Jr. each hit a solo homer for the Red Sox, who lost their second straight at Fenway Park after winning 10 of the previous 12.
Bidwell (2-0) gave up two runs and seven hits, striking out four without issuing a walk. Yusmeiro Petit pitched two scoreless innings for his first save.