Potential Red Sox Trade Targets

The Red Sox find themselves in first place in the AL East and with one of the best records in baseball, but there is room for improvement as the July 31 MLB Trade Deadline approaches. GM Ben Cherington has done a great job putting together a contender, but will be looking to add some reinforcements for the final two months of the regular season. Here are some potential targets for the Red Sox at the deadline. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Potential Trade Targets The Red Sox find themselves in first place in the AL East and with one of the best records in baseball, but there is room for improvement as the July 31 MLB Trade Deadline approaches. GM Ben Cherington has done a great job putting together a contender, but will be looking to add some reinforcements for the final two months of the regular season. Here are some potential targets for the Red Sox at the deadline. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
One of the biggest rumors in baseball has the Red Sox and Phillies discussing former 22-game winner Cliff Lee. But Lee's high salary (owed $25 million over the next two years with another option year) and Philadelphia's desire for Xander Bogaerts to be included in any deal will likely keep it from happening. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)
Cliff Lee, SP One of the biggest rumors in baseball has the Red Sox and Phillies discussing former 22-game winner Cliff Lee. But Lee's high salary (owed $25 million over the next two years with another option year) and Philadelphia's desire for Xander Bogaerts to be included in any deal will likely keep it from happening. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)
The Sox have been rumored to be one of the many teams interested in veteran third baseman Michael Young. The Sox have a bit of a logjam on the left side of the infield -- at least for the future -- but may want a reliable veteran for the end of the season and a potential playoff run. But Ken Rosenthal is reporting that Young will only waive his no-trade clause for a move back to Texas. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
Michael Young, 3B The Sox have been rumored to be one of the many teams interested in veteran third baseman Michael Young. The Sox have a bit of a logjam on the left side of the infield -- at least for the future -- but may want a reliable veteran for the end of the season and a potential playoff run. But Ken Rosenthal is reporting that Young will only waive his no-trade clause for a move back to Texas. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
With uncertainty surrounding the health of Clay Buchholz, it's been reported the Red Sox could make a push for White Sox starter Jake Peavy. The 32-year-old is 7-4 with a 4.19 ERA in 12 starts this season, and signed through next year. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
Jake Peavy, SP With uncertainty surrounding the health of Clay Buchholz, it's been reported the Red Sox could make a push for White Sox starter Jake Peavy. The 32-year-old is 7-4 with a 4.19 ERA in 12 starts this season, and signed through next year. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
The Astros Bud Norris is available if the Sox want a starter. The 28-year-old righty is 6-9 with a 3.93 ERA this season, and 34-46 with a 4.33 ERA over his five-year MLB Career. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Bud Norris, SP The Astros Bud Norris is available if the Sox want a starter. The 28-year-old righty is 6-9 with a 3.93 ERA this season, and 34-46 with a 4.33 ERA over his five-year MLB Career. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
With Matt Garza was already dealt by the Cubs, Boston could set their sights Chicago starter Carlos Villanueva.  The 29-year-old righty is 2-5 with a 2.59 ERA in 10 starts and 26 appearances this season. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
Carlos Villanueva, SP With Matt Garza was already dealt by the Cubs, Boston could set their sights Chicago starter Carlos Villanueva. The 29-year-old righty is 2-5 with a 2.59 ERA in 10 starts and 26 appearances this season. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman mentioned righty reliever Luke Gregerson as a potential target for Boston during an appearance on 98.5 The Sports Hub's Gresh & Zo show. Gregerson has allowed just 14 earned runs in 43.1 innings while striking out 39. His 1.02 WHIP is the lowest on the Padres staff. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Luke Gregerson, RP CBS Sports' Jon Heyman mentioned righty reliever Luke Gregerson as a potential target for Boston during an appearance on 98.5 The Sports Hub's Gresh & Zo show. Gregerson has allowed just 14 earned runs in 43.1 innings while striking out 39. His 1.02 WHIP is the lowest on the Padres staff. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
The bullpen is the biggest area of need for the Red Sox, and Cubs closer Kevin Gregg could come in and fill Boston's void at the end of games. Gregg has 17 saves this season and 161 over his 11-year career. He's allowed just 11 earned runs in 33.1 innings of work this season, striking out 35. Chances are he would forget his tussle with David Ortiz from two years ago if it meant pitching for a contender. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
Kevin Gregg, RP The bullpen is the biggest area of need for the Red Sox, and Cubs closer Kevin Gregg could come in and fill Boston's void at the end of games. Gregg has 17 saves this season and 161 over his 11-year career. He's allowed just 11 earned runs in 33.1 innings of work this season, striking out 35. Chances are he would forget his tussle with David Ortiz from two years ago if it meant pitching for a contender. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
The Miami Marlins fire sale will get underway soon, and the Sox would be smart to call about reliever Steve Cishek. The 27-year-old has 17 saves this season, striking out 41 in 41.2 innings of work, allowing 15 earned runs off 32 hits. (Photo by Steve Mitchell/Getty Images)
Steve Cishek, RP The Miami Marlins fire sale will get underway soon, and the Sox would be smart to call about reliever Steve Cishek. The 27-year-old has 17 saves this season, striking out 41 in 41.2 innings of work, allowing 15 earned runs off 32 hits. (Photo by Steve Mitchell/Getty Images)
Mike Gonzalez is another potential arm out of the bullpen for the Sox. He is 0-3 with a 3.00 ERA with the Brewers this season, allowing 11 earned runs in 33 innings pitched. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
Mike Gonzalez, RP Mike Gonzalez is another potential arm out of the bullpen for the Sox. He is 0-3 with a 3.00 ERA with the Brewers this season, allowing 11 earned runs in 33 innings pitched. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
Street has 15 saves under his belt this season for the Padres, giving him 216 for his career. His 4.15 ERA is a little concerning, as well as the 30 hits he's given up in 30.1 innings of work. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Huston Street, RP Street has 15 saves under his belt this season for the Padres, giving him 216 for his career. His 4.15 ERA is a little concerning, as well as the 30 hits he's given up in 30.1 innings of work. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Should the Sox look to add another starter, Kansas City's Erving Santana could be an option. Santana is 5-6 this season with a 3.37 ERA, striking out 98 over 123 innings of work. The 30-year-old is a career 101-86 with a 4.26 ERA over his nine-year career. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Ervin Santana, SP Should the Sox look to add another starter, Kansas City's Erving Santana could be an option. Santana is 5-6 this season with a 3.37 ERA, striking out 98 over 123 innings of work. The 30-year-old is a career 101-86 with a 4.26 ERA over his nine-year career. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Rumors were out and about earlier this season, and while Papelbon has a good chance at getting dealt -- especially after running his mouth earlier this week -- it probably won't be the to Red Sox. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Jonathan Papelbon, RP Rumors were out and about earlier this season, and while Papelbon has a good chance at getting dealt -- especially after running his mouth earlier this week -- it probably won't be the to Red Sox. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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