How desperate are the Red Sox to hold on to their incredible shrinking wild card lead? So desperate the team is looking to trade for pitchers to just finish out the regular season. According to the Boston Herald, the Red Sox have spent the last week trying to get lefty Chris Capuano from the Mets to start Sunday at Yankee Stadium.
According to the report, the Mets will hold on to Capuano, who is a free agent after the season. Capuano is the scheduled starter for the Mets on Thursady in a 1:45 p.m. game against the Cardinals.
If the Red Sox did get Capuano -- or any other pitcher -- that player wouldn't be eligible for the postseason, but they could use him over the last week of the season.
Capuano, 33, is 11-12 with a 4.47 ERA in 29 starts (and two relief appearances) for the Mets this season. He started for the Mets against the Yankees on May 21 and didn't fare well -- allowing six runs on six hits in 5 1/3 innings while giving up four homers.For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @eyeonbaseball on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.