Cherington: Sox probably won't sign a pitcher

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Cherington: Sox probably won't sign a pitcher

WORCESTER -- While not totally dismissing the possibility of a significant starting pitching acquisition in the next few weeks, general manager Ben Cherington said the Red Sox probably won't make any additions before spring training.
"We wouldn't rule out adding a starter,'' said Cherington, "but I think it's unlikely at this point. We'll keep looking for ways to improve the team, including the pitching staff, but I wouldn't expect any major changes before the reporting date.''
Cherington made his remarks at a Red Sox Town Hall event held at the Worcester Technical High School.
The Sox continue to maintain contact with the representatives for free agents Edwin Jackson and Roy Oswalt.
Oswalt met with the Texas Rangers earlier this week and also has interest in the St. Louis Cardinals. Jackson reportedly has a multiyear offer from the Baltimore Orioles, but continues to talk with other clubs.

Paul George on trade talks: 'Thought I’d be in the loop a little more'

Paul George on trade talks: 'Thought I’d be in the loop a little more'

After a lot of speculation ahead of the trade deadline, Paul George is still a member of the Indiana Pacers.

Meeting with the media at Thursday's practice, George addressed the rumors, but sounded a bit frustrated about not being “in the loop” in regards to trade talks. 

“I was kind of on the ropes just like you guys were on what was about to happen,” George told reporters, per Clark Wade of the Indianapolis Star. “It’s kind of a dark moment, a lot of uncertainty. That was the frustrating part. You want me to be your guy here, thought I’d be in the loop a little more.”

The Celtics were one of the teams who were reportedly interested in George, but on the CSN Trade Deadline Special, Chris Mannix said the C's “weren’t really close” to landing the All-Star.

George, 26, will be a free agent after the 2017-18 season. 

Chris Mannix: Competition around Celtics just got a lot better

Chris Mannix: Competition around Celtics just got a lot better

Chris Mannix talks with Abby Chin about the teams in the East making moves at the trade deadline while the Boston Celtics stood pat.