Report: Sox still looking to trade for a single start

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Report: Sox still looking to trade for a single start

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Red Sox are still looking to trade for a pitcher to make a single spot start for the final game of the season.

"The Red Sox have NOT stopped TRYING to obtain a starter in a trade for Wednesday's game," Cafardo tweeted on Monday.

If the team were to make any transaction after the August 31 waiver deadline, the player obtained would not be eligible for the postseason roster. A move for a starter could keep Jon Lester off the mound on Wednesday.

From HardballTalk:

My guess is that Jon Lester starts Wednesday regardless of what happens in the world of transactions. But there is something kinda hilarious to me about the idea that the Red Sox could be playing for their baseball lives on Wednesday and still have some doubt about whether the guy who's gonna take the ball for them is on their team at present.

Ortiz quells comeback speculation: 'My playing time has expired'

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Ortiz quells comeback speculation: 'My playing time has expired'

Forget that cryptic Tweet to the Globe. David Ortiz isn't walking through that door, fans. At least not as a player.

"My playing time has already expired," Ortiz told ESPN Deportes. "Baseball is not something that you wake up today and you say, 'I'll play tomorrow.' Baseball is something that carries a lot of sacrifice, a lot of preparation, and there is a reason why we train the entire year to play it, practice every day, especially during the season, because it is a sport of consistency."

No one really thought he was contemplating a comeback, but last week he Tweeted this . . .

. . . and that raised hopes that he'd changed his mind.

Not so.