Via Pete Abe -
If there’s a play-in game tomorrow, who pitches for the Red Sox?
How about Bruce Chen?
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting today that the Red Sox are investigating trade possibilities at this late hour to find a pitcher for a possible Game 163.
• Any traded player must have cleared waivers already.
• The player would not be eligible for the postseason roster, having been obtained after Aug. 31.
• The Sox would have to find space on the 40-man roster.
Chen, 34, is a well-traveled lefty from Panama who is 12-8 with a 3.98 ERA this season. He has not faced the Rays this season but was 1-1, 0.92 in six appearances (two starts) from 2007-2010. Over 19.2 innings he allowed six runs (2 earned) on 11 hits with six walks and 17 strikeouts.
Wow. Imagine having to play a do-or-die game to make the post-season and starting a guy who you just traded for…