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According to a major league source, there are no active discussions involving any the Red Sox‘ potential surplus of starting pitchers. While the team has six established veteran starters (Jon Lester, John Lackey, Clay Buchholz, Felix Doubront, Jake Peavy and Ryan Dempster) along with a host of prospect depth options on their 40-man roster (Brandon Workman, Anthony Ranaudo, Allen Webster, Drake Britton and Rubby De La Rosa), the strong class of remaining free agent options who remain available (including Ervin Santana and Ubaldo Jimenez) has limited interest in the Sox’ starting pitchers, creating an expectation that if a trade market materializes, it would be unlikely to do so until at least March.
Peavy showed up to camp with a wrap on his hand, though he said it meant nothing, and Doubront is apparently in better shape this season. You can never have too much pitching, injuries are such a huge part of any regular season, so don't expect any team to stop looking at ways to add more.ANALYST: Ray Flowers
Bryce Harper went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the Nationals 3-0 win over the Cubs on Wednesday.
Harper launched his 18th home run of the season on Wednesday as the power everybody expected Harper to have has finally arrived. At 22 years old Harper is currently the best hitting in baseball, sporting a .333 average with 41 runs, 18 home runs and 43 RBI to go with an insane .472 OBP and 1.222 OPS. It may have taken him a bit longer than many had expected since being on the cover of Sports Illustrated at just 16 years old but baseball fans everywhere should take notice as he is finally showing the world just how talented he is. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba